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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

Karin Fletcher
Province, Country:
TX, United States
Golden Retriever
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
gorgeous red
Eye Colour:

Hi guys,
I'm Buddy, and I'm from the great state of Texas. Yippee! They say everything is big in Texas... well, I certainly measure up (he-he). I'm really big for a Golden, Mommy said, but I've been huge from birth. Awesome paws, I assure you. Cute too. My sidekick is a Boxer and let me tell you, I can wipe him out if I put my mind to it. That little pest! Mommy said I'm a very good boy because I take care not to hurt the pest but boy oh boy do I sometimes feel like it.
Anyway, I love to lie around the house and I LOVE my ball. There is nothing better than playing ball....or carrying Mommy's bra around when she isn't looking. After all, I'm a retriever, right? When Mommy is outside I have to be near her, to protect her of course, but when she goes in so do I. It's like we're connected at the hip and Mom loves it. I even try to go to the bathroom with her but she always closes the door in my face. That is so rude!!!!
My life is great but I have one pet peeve. The little pest (you guessed it, the Boxer) eats out of MY bowl first even though he has his own foodbowl. The nerve of that runt. Oh well.....Mommy makes up for it by giving me an extra spoon of yogurt...yum yum.  Oh, Mommy said I'm really really really REALLY cute and to vote for me. Thanks a gazillion.

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