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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