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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:
Shelley Paterson
City:
Richmond Hill
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Australian Shepherd
Date of Birth:
11/01/00
Sex:
Male
Height:
22
Weight:
50
Coat Colour:
Black Tri
Eye Colour:
Brown

How to describe Cody in less than 100 words? That is a tough one!

Back when I was a teenager I was going through a very rough patch of depression, and thought that getting a dog to dote on would help me cope. Those circumstances weren't probably the best, but the result was a beautiful friendship.

I first saw Cody at the OSPCA when he was about 10 months old. When I went to the SPCA, I wasn't really looking for anything in particular, but Cody's cute looks, playfulness, and what I like to call 'window dog splat', lured me to him.

Cody had a rough start, had no training, was abused and terrified of multiple things. He's come a long way, and is my big squish - my forever companion.

Cody is now enjoying our time together which involves agility, flyball, long walks, camping and games of fetch. He's a super happy boy, his tail is always wagging a million miles a minute... well, whatever is left of his tail! =)

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