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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

Owner:
MJ & Dave Burns
City:
Edmonton
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Type/Breed:
MIniature Dachshund
Date of Birth:
July 26/03
Sex:
Male
Height:
4
Weight:
5
Coat Colour:
Red
Eye Colour:
Brown

I very much like my two new pets Dave and MJ. They play with me and feed me and take me for walks. I don't like to be alone. My people always like to be near me so I let them.

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