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10 Jobs Dogs Do That Prove They Are Much More Than Just A Pet

4. Therapy Dogs

Just like their occupation states, these dogs are trained to provide comfort, affection, and improve the well being of a human. They are specifically paired with children on the Autistic Spectrum and for people in rehabilitation centers. Their main person is to provide support for their handler.

5. Diabetes Service Dogs

Diabetes service dogs are trained to recognize the symptoms associated with the disease like stomach cramping, nausea, dizziness, and even seizures when their blood sugar level drops (hypoglycemic unawareness).

6. Seizure Alert Dogs

These special alert dogs are becoming increasingly popular among people who suffer from seizures and for good reason. Seizure alert dogs are trained to sense the change in electrical activity in the brain that can result in a seizure or convulsion. They are also taught to alert the owner at the first sign of any disturbance that leads to a seizure well in advance.

7. Mental Health Assistance Dogs

Mental health assistance dogs help people with mental health issues like anxiety disorders, panic disorders, or other things of that nature. The dogs perform tasks like medication reminders, can act as an alarm, and provide at the first sign of an overload. They have also been known to act a barrier between their owner and other people to keep them safe.

 

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