service dog


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service dog

n.
A dog that has been specially trained to assist a disabled person with certain daily tasks, such as picking up an object from the floor.
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The agency is awaiting results from clinical trials that assess the effect of a service dog on a combat veteran with PTSD or TBI.
THE family of an autistic Liverpool boy have been left with a PS4,000 untrained service dog amid fears the company he was bought from has folded.
This spring's graduating class represents a wide range of assistance dogs: a facilitated service dog for a child, hearing dogs for clients with hearing loss, a social dog for a child on the autism spectrum, and service dogs for the classroom and therapy.
Says Cousineau, "We have already started to see positive changes in the lives of veterans and their families who have the support of a service dog.
The money will be used to adopt and train a service dog for the Canines for Combat Veterans program run by NEADS.
As a service dog user, this would be a great benefit to us as well as the general public.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service dog is any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal, individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.
Every accredited service dog organization I know has a long waiting list.
Judy expected Ricochet to become something he was not; but when she allowed herself to see his special abilities, she produced not the ordinary service dog but an extraordinary animal who changed countless lives.
Bootz is an unexpected service dog - a rat terrier Adan Gallegos says he couldn't function in public without.
Traditional service dog organizations are now providing dogs to children with autism and Soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
More recently, service dog organizations began to realize the companionship and responsibility that come from working with animals could help soothe PTSD.
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