The Role of Assistance Dogs: Explore the various tasks and services performed by assistance dogs to support individuals with disabilities.

8 min readFeb 12, 2024
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Welcome to today’s video where we will discuss assistance dogs' incredible role.

Assistance dogs are trained to perform a wide range of tasks and services to support individuals with disabilities.

One of the main tasks of assistance dogs is to provide physical assistance to their handlers.

These dogs can retrieve objects, open doors, and even assist with mobility by providing balance and support.

Assistance dogs also play a crucial role in alerting their handlers to potential dangers and medical emergencies.

For individuals with visual impairments, guide dogs can navigate them safely through various environments.

Hearing dogs are trained to alert their handlers to important sounds like doorbells, alarms, and approaching vehicles.

Some assistance dogs are trained to help individuals with autism by providing comfort and reducing anxiety.

In addition, medical alert dogs can detect changes in their handlers’ blood sugar levels or impending seizures.




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