The Importance Of Service Dog

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Anatole France, a French poet, journalist, and novelist, once said, “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. Until one has loved an animal, part of one’s soul remains unawakened”. Animals in general are very important to the human race. More specifically, dogs are very beneficial to us and that is why they are often called 'man's best friend’. They are friendly and loyal. Dogs are intelligent and willingly provide services to people. There are service dogs that work as guards, protecting families and their most valuable belongings. Many disabled people live with trained service dogs that allow them to get around without trouble. These animals are versatile, intuitive, and dependable. By far, dogs are more superior to any…show more content…
They are not recognized for all the good they do for us human beings. The idea of how important animals and humans are to each other is proven to be special, but taken for granted. I found interesting information about many types of dogs. One special type of dog, is well known as a service dog. A service dog does many things for people with particular needs. Service dogs are known for the different tasks they do to help humans on a daily basis. There are many citizens of our society that are disabled. Due to the fact that they are not highly recognized by the significant connection they share with us human beings, I will discuss the many types of service dogs and how they can help with specific disabilities. I hope to inform my readers of the many types of service dogs and a little insight as to what they do for us as human beings. “According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal must be individually trained to do work or perform tasks of benefit to a disabled individual in order to be legally elevated from pet status to service animal status”…show more content…
They are also known as guide dogs. The preferred types of dogs are Labs, golden retrievers, or German Shepard’s. Although, guide dogs can be any large well trained sturdy-tempered dog. The dogs’ owner may wear disability signs, but it rarely happens. The dog is required to wear a harness, with white. White is usually worn by guard dogs for visually impaired people. Also, Wheelchair Assistance Dogs help their owner by picking up dropped items, opening doors, and basically anything that the owner needs and can’t get. “They are trained in a multitude of tasks and actual jobs. The owner will most likely be in a wheelchair. The dog may wear a harness to assist in a risky task” (Froiling 2).
Moreover, some other tricks of service dogs that I found really interesting are when they use a device to call for help in advance. “The dog can be sent to press the three inch wide white button that dials a preprogrammed number, to dial 911, or another pre-set number on the K-9 Rescue Phone before the owner steps foot in the

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