Put your hands (or paws) together for assistance dogs. International Assistance Dog Week is August 2-8.
There are three primary types of assistance dogs.
- Guide Dogs – help people with vision issues
- Hearing Dogs – help people with hearing issues
- Service Dogs – help people with other disabilities.
I have a great love for dogs and really appreciate their intelligence. I happen to have epilepsy. Even though my dogs have not been trained to be service dogs, I do notice that they stay very close to my side when I am feeling like I could have a seizure.
Please let us know about your experiences with service dogs. Thanks to After Hours Veterinary Emergency Clinic for the awesome infographic helping to spread some knowledge on assistance dogs.