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Salute to Service Dogs! - pinner note: some dogs are chosen as candidates later in their youth, including from shelters!  A significant portion of service dogs in the US are not trained by programs, but by their own handlers, and those who are socialized and trained properly do just as well as dogs who are trained from birth.

Salute to Service Dogs! - pinner note: some dogs are chosen as candidates later in their youth, including from shelters! A significant portion of service dogs in the US are not trained by programs, but by their own handlers, and those who are socialized and trained properly do just as well as dogs who are trained from birth.

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This service dog infographic includes information about service dogs and all the ways they assist people. More and more are bing used for PTSD by veterans.

This service dog infographic includes information about service dogs and all the ways they assist people. More and more are bing used for PTSD by veterans.

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Do you know the difference between a #ServiceDog, a #TherapyDog and an #EmotionalSupportAnimal? Here's a quick cheat sheet to understand the difference. All SDWR service dogs are protected under the ADA and are granted public access. Find out more about service dog law at www.sdwr.org/resources/service-dog-law/

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Here is good news...petting a dog is good for your health. We thought so! Please like, share and take this advice to heart. Pet your doxie!

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Types of Assistance Dogs -We have created an infographic displaying the common types of assistance dogs and their skills in order to help raise awareness of how a trained dog can benefit the lives of many people. It also highlights how applicable an assistance dog can be to those who have experienced a serious injury and as a resul... -shared by Mediarun | published Mar 05, 2014

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Training a Psychiatric Service Dog

Dogs and other service animals in general, have incredible senses. They can notice the onset of anxiety or panic attack symptoms and take steps to help you.

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