Having a service dog is one of the aspects that you should focus on achieving this year whether you are physically disabled or not. The dogs which offer both services and therapy are useful and have various benefits to every individual. Any person who have either physical or mental disability should own a service dog due to its many benefits. Depending on the type of a specific person’s disability, these dogs are trained according to the tasks they should handle.
Before acquiring the dogs you should be aware about the various trainings they attend which are specialized care for the disabled, behavioral changes, and types of behavior to have in social gatherings. Various aspects in which you can be sure to get by having the dogs are management of your disability and improving the major aspects in your life.
First the dogs assist in relieving various forms of anxiety. Note that you can never live a comfortable life when you have anxiety since it makes you to feel weaker. Also, the physically disabled persons suffer from anxiety on frequent durations. Reducing stress and releasing endorphins are the possible ways through which a service dog can relieve anxiety. Stress can be caused by many reasons such as chronic diseases and everyday hustles, which leads to anxiety and can be cured by having a calm dog besides you.
Various challenges that disabled persons who are using wheelchair face on daily basis can be overcome by having a service dog to assist. Some disabled persons do not feel comfortable when seeking assistance from other individuals and strangers, when handling their daily activities. A service dog helps in moving to several locations to any person who is using a wheelchair. Specifically, the dogs assist in overcoming a ramp and pulling them towards the sidewalks. While on a wheelchair the service dogs assist in either overcoming a ramp or pulling you towards the sidewalks. Also, some dogs are trained to assist the persons in moving in and out of the wheelchair. There are some certain dogs which are trained about how they can put someone on a wheelchair and remove them. Service dog can offer any assistance you require during that time when you are either alone or do not have someone to help.
Visually impaired persons can be assisted by the dogs to move around since they are trained to sense medical conditions. Service dogs sense when epileptic person gets seizure. Therefore, the dog can either signal another person or the nearest partner, through either pawing, pacing or laying the head on the owner. Before the seizure begins ensure you lay that person in a safe place. The service dog lie next to the owner who have seizure, and assist in seeking medical attention if required.