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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.

service dog

a dog trained to aid disabled persons with such tasks as opening or closing doors, picking up dropped items, or pulling a wheelchair.
A dog trained to care for a person with disabilities, most commonly those with visual impairment, but also those with ambulatory disabilities in wheelchairs

service dog

A dog trained to care for a person with disabilities, most commonly those with visual impairment, but also those with ambulatory disabilities who are confined to wheelchairs. See Adaptive equipment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Physical barriers.
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Acquisition of equipment for the training of service dogs specializing in the detection of weapons and explosive products and maintenance services associated with these products.
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From East Coast to West Coast, complaints have proliferated about untrained, even aggressive, dogs that are being passed off as service dogs.
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I hope to change the laws and standards for service dogs to make it much harder for a dog to be certified," Hazlett said, "and make it illegal to have one of these substandard animals as a service dog.
Especially with children, there can be a tendency to think of service dogs as Lassies .
Circle Tail trains hearing and seeing-eye dogs, as well as service dogs that can help someone with a physical impairment that limits mobility.
Anecdotal reports and scholarly research studies support the benefits of service dogs for people who are on a path to greater independence in their lives (Rintala, Matamoros, & Seitz, 2008).
Just as there are many types of disabilities, there are also different types of service dogs to help.
The VA was able to take a more direct approach through its implementing regulations under Title 38 through the support of Congress in its amendment of 38 USC 1714 to authorize the VA to provide service dogs for Veterans with other disabilities.
He said: "It was very humbling standing alongside some of the bravest service dogs and handlers in the country.

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