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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

Tracy Wilson
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Pure Barkley
Date of Birth:
June 23, 2001
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I love everyone and everything. I try to make friends with every person and animal that I meet.  I have the Snoopy dance down pat and perform it each time I meet someone I like. I live for cheese and belly rubs. I have invented my own language and  I am quite the conversationalist when mommy comes home from work.  Every ball in the world belongs to me and I will jump high in the air to catch it and await your applause.  I enjoy being treated like a princess and sitting amoungst plush pillows and waiting for my admirers to come play.  Did I mention that I run real fast and enjoy a great chase scene. Just try and take my ball : ) 

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