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Service dog services and tasks

Service Dog Services and Tasks
Service Dog Services and Tasks

Service Dog Services and Tasks

Service Dog Services: What Service Dogs Do for Others

Service dogs perform a wide number of tasks on a daily basis for their trainers and owners. These tasks can depend upon the trainer or owner that they have been paired with, as well as their needs. Here, we will take a look at service dog services. We will tell you when and why service dog services differ from dog to dog and person to person. Then we will provide you with example service dog services. Lastly, we will tell you where you can learn more about service dogs.

Training Depends on the Disability

Service dog services are tailored based upon what the trainer or owner needs. For example, a person who is deaf will need different service dog services than a person who is in a wheelchair. Many dogs are trained with a particular disability or owner in mind. In this way they can be trained to help with very specific tasks, from calming their owner down to fetching things around the house, which their particular owners truly need in their service animal. Both owner and dog gain something from this particular relationship. One gains greater independence while another gains an owner that truly loves them.

Example Tasks

Here are a few example service dog services:

  • Helping with balance while walking or going up and down stairs.
  • Calming down patients who might need calming down on a regular basis.
  • Get dropped or needed objects.
  • Find help, if needed.
  • Help with crossing the road and guiding their owners.
  • Turning on and off lights and other switches.
  • Helping patients get in and out of wheelchairs.
  • Carry various items for the patient.
  • Open and close doors.
  • Helping clients to put on or take off shoes, coats, or other items.
  • Be a constant companion and friend to their owners.

Learning More

Want to learn more about service dog services, training programs, and more? If so, the biggest resource at your fingertips is the internet. There you can find webpages about training programs, how-to train your own service dogs, videos of how service dogs can help, and much more. If you have not thought about becoming a service dog trainer, but have a passion for animals, you should consider it. Service dog services are invaluable to those that are reliant on them on a daily basis. You could be helping an animal, as well as a future owner!

About the Author: The writing team at Service Dog Certifications is made up of folks who really know their stuff when it comes to disability laws and assistance animals. Many of our writers and editors have service dogs themselves and share insights from their own experiences. All of us have a passion for disability rights and animals.


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