assistance dog


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assistance dog

n
(Social Welfare) a dog that has been specially trained to live with and accompany a disabled person, carrying out such tasks as prompting them to take medication or assisting them to cross a road
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The trainee assistance dog will carry out advanced training before being matched with a family.
He pleaded guilty to failing to carry out a booking for a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog.
Mum-of-three Joanne bought a golden retriever puppy from Service Dogs Europe in February to be trained as an assistance dog for her autistic son, who has learning difficulties and sensory processing disorder.
the first and largest assistance dog organization in the United States helping people with physical disabilities, and Henry Schein Animal Health, the leading companion animal health product and services provider in the country, announced today that it has begun delivery of care packages to veterinarians for their customers who volunteer to raise Canine Companions puppies.
For many assistance dog owners this has been a nasty reality with almost half (49%) of guide dog owners surveyed have experienced an access refusal in the last year.
will be representing the canine Therapy Animal Program at the upcoming Service & Assistance Dog Appreciation Day event on August 1st at the Kellogg Environmental Center.
In 2014, Baylor Scott & White Health announced its partnership with Canine Companions for Independence, the nation's premiere assistance dog training program, to provide a Canine Companions training site in the heart of North Texas.
The Record met one woman whose life has been transformed by her assistance dog, Remus.
A NEADS client since 2011, Janet will share her personal experiences with this spring's graduating class of 10 men, women and children who each recently trained with a highly skilled NEADS assistance dog.
The legislation also introduced a new offence of a dog being dangerously out of control and killing or injuring an assistance dog - such as a guide dog.
The windfall was welcomed by Jenny Timms, from Kings Norton, whose life was transformed after Canine Partners teamed her up with 'blonde bombshell' assistance dog Bliss.
absolutely absolutely The results of the first Medical Alert Assistance Dog placements showed a huge reduction in the dog owners' paramedic call-outs and unconscious episodes, and healthier blood-sugar levels in those with diabetes.
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