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Service Dogs and Autistic Children – Pet Tip 253

Dogs help humans in so many ways. They help with companionship, with tasks that they carry out for us and sometimes they help make every day living much easier. Perhaps the best demonstration of this fact is when dogs help people with disabilities. Many of us have seen dogs helping blind people and many have heard of dogs that feel when a seizure in an epileptic person is about to occur and then protect them from injury. Dogs can also help aid autistic children and parents of autistic children in many ways as well. Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of autistic children in Canada may be 1 in 165 children or higher. Therefore, many people may well personally know of an autistic child in their extended family, or know of friends or acquaintances that have an autistic child. So how can dogs help these autistic children?

The National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario Canada, is one of the best organizations that specifically help train dogs to make the lives of autistic children better. You might be wondering how a service dog can be useful to autistic children

Theresa Anderson
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
West Highland Terrier
Date of Birth:
December 6, 2001
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Eye Colour:
Amber Brown

Hello,Gus here!  My owner, Theresa, is very nice to me.  I like to play hide-and-seek with the snow of course.  I dislike fancy things, people always say "Shoe!" and push me off.  I guess they want me to chew up their shoes then...but when I try, they chase me away!  Strange things, people are...well, anyways.  My favorite toy is a tennis play fetch and to chew on.  I like to lounge in a little thingie like a cough (but I'm allowed on) in the den.  It's my favoreite place!  I haven't had an embarrassing moment yet, so I can't tell you anything!  My most cherished membory is being alone...and able to sit on the couch until somebody pushes me off (once again).  So, I hope you learned a bit about me, and me sure to come back-I update it at least once every 2 days.  Bye, and remember pups, DON'T GO O COUCHES UNLESS YOUR ALONE!  Or you could get into trouble....hehehe....

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