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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Through a special initiative, SDWR's Fallen Officer Puppy Program (FOPP), SDWR pays respect to the legacy of service by a fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty by naming a service dog after them.
A bus driver in Tel Aviv tried to prevent Yaron Edel, an IDF veteran who suffers from PTSD, from getting on his bus as he was accompanied by his service dog. Edel, who has suffered with post-traumatic stress since the end of his military service in 2006, is assisted by Ruby, a Labrador who has become an integral part of his everyday life.
Looking for a service dog? Take your time to carefully investigate any breeder, trainer, or school that sells dogs or training services, because fraud abounds in this market.
After training is completed, TLCAD dogs are paired with applicants whose needs match the skills that the service dog has learned to ensure the long-term success of their placement.
Mired in depression after his spinal-cord injury (SCI) from a 2008 car crash while on vacation in South Dakota, the 53-year-old Air Force veteran doesn't think he'd still be alive without his 4-plus-year-old Great Pyrenees service dog, Scooter.
Last year's race raised over $25,000, enough to fully sponsor a veteran and service dog team.
A disabled laboratorian may also be matched to a service dog in order to meet the work position they are assigned to.
The incident comes a few days after a (https://www.ibtimes.com/service-dog-shot-while-attacking-man-who-assaulted-owner-2773067) Missouri man shot a service dog that was protecting its owner during an assault.
A year and 1,200 hours of training later, Wyn donned her jacket as a certified service dog.
Two studies quantitatively measured outcomes of service dog partnerships for children with physical disabilities using wheelchairs.
The Dogtopia Foundation challenged each center to raise funds to support a service dog and was thrilled by the outpouring of support and participation in the fundraiser.
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