Dogs for Disabled People

Animals for the disabled are called service dogs.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service dog as a dog trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

Service dogs include assistance, hearing and guide dogs.

Any breed of dog can be employed since the dog’s temperament is the most important determining factor.

Retrievers possess the vital skills and talents required as service dogs, and smaller breeds are used as hearing dogs.

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