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Service Dogs and How They Help Human Beings

By Anna Ercoli Schnitzer

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Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets.


Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date June 2011
Publisher University of Michigan
Location of Publication Ann Arbor, Michigan
Format PDF
Size/Length 25
Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Animals in culture
  5. Animal welfare
  6. Blindness
  7. Deafness
  8. Disabilities
  9. Dogs
  10. Health
  11. Mammals
  12. Pets and companion animals
  13. Physical environment
  14. Seizures
  15. Service animals
  16. Social Environments
  17. Task performance
  18. Wheelchairs