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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

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German shepherd/Husky
Date of Birth:
October 1993
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1 blue 1 brown

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Turn Ons -Belly rubs, long walks, humping auntie Carmy's leg/slow dancing with Consigliaand running around the house with Juliana and Dylan.Pet Peeves - Anyone coming to the door.Most Embarrassing Moment -Letting out powerful gas in a crowded room.Favorite Chew Toy - A large blue rubbery pacifier.Favorite lounging spot - The new leather couch....especially when Joe is not around.Friends - Beaky, Juliana, Dylan, Carmy, Consiglia, Joe, MarkoFondest Memory -The week my entire family left to Florida and I stayed with auntie Carmy and uncle Mark.

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