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.

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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WCC's training philosophy is based on positive methods of shaping behaviors and the premise that mastering the skills and patience required to train a service dog helps the WCC trainers regain control of their own emotions, focus their attention, and improve their social competence and overall sense of well-being," according to an article in Psychiatric Annals.
She said she had seen at least three other dog owners in Liverpool city centre wearing the same service dog jackets as hers.
Paws Fur Thought, an organization that provides for the training of service dogs to help veterans suffering from PTSD, was one organization chosen as a recipient of $25,000 this year.
11 article about a store's owner being fined for refusing to allow a customer with service dogs to enter:
A Vietnam veterans life was saved by his service dog, who enabled him to call for help during a seizure, recognizing which hand was mobile and could dial for help.
And I have this small rat terrier, and I have to educate people that it is a PTSD service dog.
The Warrior Transition Brigade Service Dog Training Program, described later in this issue (see page 58) used rigorous methods to teach service members how to train service dogs.
In 2006, Yount had already been working as a service dog trainer at Bergin University in California, and while watching the increasing reports about servicemembers returning from deployments with PTSD and TBI, he realized they would be excellent service dog trainers.
In 1993, I was volunteering for a service dog organization in St.
Beginning with broad topics such as the history of dogs as human helpers, the science of training service dogs and legal rules for service dog owners and trainers, the work includes chapters on dogs serving those with physical and mental disabilities, cancer sniffing dogs, access rights for users and trainers and a host of other specific topics of interest to those who use or train service canines.
We used it to determine the effect of service dogs on the children's stress levels by measuring it in three experimental conditions; prior to and during the introduction of a service dog to the family, and after the dog was removed," said Lupien.

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