I recently stumbled across an infographic on the Bolt Burdon Kemp website featuring all the different types of assistance dogs there are, when I think about assistance dogs the only one that springs to mind are guide dogs for the blind so it was quite a surprise for me to see that there are several different types that can help many different people in need.
As well as Guide Dogs for the blind there are Mobility Assistance Dogs who assist people with physical disabilities, Diabetes Assistance Dogs who are trained to help people with type 1 diabetes by detecting low blood sugar on their breath and fetching food or help if needed, Autism Assistance Dogs who are trained to be companions for children with autism which enables them to better cope with difficult or unfamiliar situations.
There are Hearing Dogs to help deaf or hard of hearing people to be aware of or react to sounds such as alarms or ringing phones, Seizure Alert Dogs who assist people who suffer from seizures and sometimes warn their owners of seizures before they even occur and there are Veteran Service Dogs who are trained to help soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder by acting as buddy dogs and providing comfort.
Did you know there were so many different assistance dogs?
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