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6 Different Types of Service Dogs

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Like people, dogs come in all shapes, sizes and varieties. There’s a style of dog fit for people with different personalities, experiences and abilities. Perhaps that’s why there are many different types of service dogs.

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6 Different Types of Service Dogs

  1. 1. 6 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SERVICE DOGS Ryan Croman
  2. 2. Service dogs are individually trained and certified to do work or perform tasks to benefit individuals with disabilities, whether they’re physical, psychiatric, sensory, mental or intellectual. Here’s an overview of some of the different types of service dogs:
  3. 3. A s t h e m o s t c o m m o n l y - k n o w n a s s i s t a n c e d o g s , t h e y a s s i s t t h e b l i n d a n d p e o p l e w i t h l o w - v i s i o n w i t h m a n e u v e r p a s t s u r r o u n d i n g o b s t a c l e s . C o m m o n g u i d e d o g s i n c l u d e G o l d e n R e t r i e v e r s , L a b r a d o r s a n d L a b r a d o o d l e s . A l l g u i d e d o g s w e a r a s p e c i a l h a r n e s s w i t h a h a n d l e s o t h e y c a n e a s i l y h e l p t h e i r o w n e r s n a v i g a t e . GUIDE DOGS
  4. 4. H e a r i n g d o g s h e l p p e o p l e w h o a r e d e a f o r h a v e p o o r h e a r i n g . T h e y a s s i s t t h e i r o w n e r s b y a l e r t i n g t h e m t o i m p o r t a n t s o u n d s l i k e s m o k e s i g n a l s , d o o r b e l l s a n d e v e n o v e n t i m e r s . W h e n d o g s h e a r t h e s o u n d , t h e y ’ l l p u t a p a w o n t h e i r o w n e r s h a n d o r l e g o r l e a d t h e m t o w a r d s t h e n o i s e . T h e y a r e k n o w n t o i n c r e a s e a w a r e n e s s a n d i n d e p e n d e n c e i n t h e i r o w n e r s . HEARING DOGS
  5. 5. T h e s e d o g s a r e t r a i n e d t o h e l p p e o p l e d u r i n g a n d i m m e d i a t e l y f o l l o w i n g a n e p i l e p t i c s e i z u r e . T h e s e d o g s c a n f i n d a n o t h e r h u m a n t o c o m e h e l p a s s i s t t h e o w n e r t o h e l p “ w a k e t h e m u p ” f r o m s e i z u r e s . T h e y m a y p h y s i c a l l y m o v e t h e i r o w n e r i f t h e i r s e i z u r e o c c u r s i n a n u n s a f e a r e a l i k e t h e m i d d l e o f t h e s t r e e t . SEIZURE RESPONSE DOGS
  6. 6. F o r k i d s w h o h a v e a u t i s m a n d n e e d a s s i s t a n c e a n d e m o t i o n a l s u p p o r t , t h e r e ’ s a d o g t h a t c a n h e l p w i t h t h a t ! T h e s e d o g s h a v e b e e n s h o w n t o b o o s t c o n f i d e n c e f o r c h i l d r e n a n d h e l p t h e m c o n n e c t w i t h t h e i r p e e r s . T h e s e s e r v i c e d o g s c a n a l s o h e l p c h i l d r e n f r o m r u n n i n g a w a y , b u t i f t h e y d o , t h e s e d o g s w i l l b e a b l e t o t r a c k t h e m . AUTISM SUPPORT DOGS
  7. 7. T h e s e t y p e s o f s e r v i c e d o g s c a n c o v e r a w i d e c a t e g o r y o f a s s i s t a n c e p r o c e d u r e s . T h e y o f t e n a s s i s t p e o p l e w h o s u f f e r f r o m a n x i e t y , d e p r e s s i o n a n d p o s t - t r a u m a t i c s t r e s s d i s o r d e r ( P T S D ) . T h e y a r e o f t e n u s e d b y v e t e r a n s w h o n e e d b o t h p h y s i c a l a n d e m o t i o n a l s u p p o r t . P s y c h i a t r i c s e r v i c e d o g s a r e t r a i n e d t o u n d e r s t a n d a n d s e n s e w h e n t h e i r o w n e r i s a b o u t t o h a v e p a n i c a n d a n x i e t y a t t a c k s , f l a s h b a c k s . PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOGS
  8. 8. W i t h t h e a b i l i t y t o p e r f o r m a w i d e r a n g e o f t a s k s , t h e s e a s s i s t a n c e p u p s h e l p p e o p l e w i t h d i f f e r e n t m o b i l i t y i s s u e s . I f h u m a n s h a v e a s p i n a l c o r d o r b r a i n i n j u r y , f o r e x a m p l e , t h e y c a n h e l p t h e m o p e n d o o r s , g e t i t e m s a n d e v e n h e l p t h e m p a y c a s h a t t h e r e g i s t e r . H o w c u t e ! MOBILITY ASSISTANCE DOGS
  9. 9. P u p s a r e n o t o n l y t h e r e t o g i v e u s g r e a t l o v e a n d a f f e c t i o n , t h e y ’ r e a n g e l s t h a t c a n h e l p u s t h r o u g h t h e m o s t c h a l l e n g i n g a s p e c t s o f o u r l i v e s . T h a n k s t o a l l t h e s e r v i c e d o g s o u t t h e r e ! PUPS TO THE RESCUE!
  10. 10. W W W . R Y A N C R O M A N . C O M THANKYOU!
  • TejRavi3

    Dec. 2, 2019

Like people, dogs come in all shapes, sizes and varieties. There’s a style of dog fit for people with different personalities, experiences and abilities. Perhaps that’s why there are many different types of service dogs.

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