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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

Kim & Troy Perrier
Province, Country:
NS, Canada
Golden Retriever
Date of Birth:
May 24, 1997
Date of Death
April 4, 2001
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Golden Blond
Eye Colour:

aka Sammbone, Sam, Goober, Bubbers, Puppers, Good Boy. Our first born, best friend, beloved family member, protector, ice cream sharer, our baby.. !! Loved going for rides, cuddling, the beach, swimming, chasing sticks, giving kisses, walks, anything as long as he was with us. We lost him to Kidney Disease. Our hearts broke that day watching him leave us, but we swore we'd always be there for him. We miss his smell, his Golden Nudge, the softness of his fur, his beautiful smile. Sammbone, We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the special memories you gave us. We will never forget your unquestioning devotion, loyalty, and love that you gave us. We miss you so much Sammbone..and will never forget you.

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