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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

Chantal Rivard
Province, Country:
QC, Canada
Yellow Lab
Date of Birth:
4 Years Old
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love attention!
You can pet
me for hours and hours and I will be your bestfriend! I also love other
dogs and children! I like playing with them when I go to the park. The
one thing that I hate though is to have my nails clipped. Boy oh boy I
could just bite!
I don't really
have a favorite toy, but if I had to choose one, I would have to say that
it's my owner's hand. I like playing rough and growling as though I was
real mean. She knows that I'm not though because I always end up kissing
her after!
I have had
one hip replacement surgery already. That wasn't much fun but luckily
for me, everything turned out fine. I will have to go get my other hip
fixed too, but not right now. We'll wait a bit for the other one.

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