"ASSISTANCE DOGS OF AMERICA – THERAPY DOG" PROGRAM
By assisting clients with everyday tasks, service/assistance dogs such as opening doors and carrying items, service dogs increase senior self-confidence and self-reliance.
Each service/assistance dogs is trained in tasks tailored to the individuals they serve.
Examples of some of the tasks service dogs are trained to provide include:
- Opening doors, cupboards, refrigerators, dryers, etc.
- Retrieving cordless phones
- Activating adaptive switches
- Aiding in dressing
- Carrying items
- Picking up dropped items
- Pulling a wheelchair
- Assisting clients up from a fall
- Help in climbing stairs
- Providing balance for walking
The aim of “Assistance Dogs of America” is to help elderly, children and adults with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual's daily needs.
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