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Servicehund Zoe, (svensk text)

Service Dog Zoe
Service Dog Zoe

User with her dog
User with her dog

User with her dog
User with her dog

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Service Dog Zoe

Service dog provides daily living assistance for people with disabilities

Description
The user's service dog Zoe is an Australian shepherd. The Swedish Service and Signal Dog Association, which trains dogs (see accompanying tips), helped the user to train her dog Zoe to help her in daily life. For instance, the dog can help to pull a wheelchair, carry and retrieve objects, open and close doors, and push buttons. (See accompanying tip).

A service dog wears a service blanket that shows that the dog is working, and therefore may accompany the wheelchair user into most public premises where dogs usually are not permitted.

Authors comments
An Australian shepherd is a herding dog. It is not a companion, but a wolf-like working dog that needs good training. The goal is for it to be able to go without a leash and obey its owner. The demands on the owner are high. The user does not recommend this breed for first-time dog owners.

Other purposes that service dogs can be used for include: sounding an alert, getting help, assisting its owner to undress, letting an owner with poor hearing know when the phone rings. The dog can use its keen sense of smell to let a person with diabetes know that her/his blood sugar is low.

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The user

Tip is dated from 2010

Categories for this tip
caring for household objects » taking care of animals, carrying, moving and handling objects » lifting and carrying, opening/closing, picking up/taking down, switching on and off, recreation, leisure » walking, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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One comment:

  1. hey there! checked out your wetibse and am very interested in your assistance. We have a year old lab X greyhound (so we found out afterwards!) and all in all he is an amazing dog, we got him at 8 weeks and he has been around our daughter who had just turned 3 and is amazing with her she lays on him..pushes him is kind of in an agressive stage right now and we try really hard to stress to her NOT to be like that lol but anyways he has never growled, snapped, bit or snarled at her..or anyone for that matter.. he is a very loving and affectionate, licky/kissy dog.however, we have a baby on the way, and my husband was just called into the military and will be going away for quite a while. Bentley(dog) seems to listen to my husband more than me they are BFFS. And Bentley has and always has had an issue with jumping up, and pawing at people lol not aggressively but its still super frustrating, and we are concerned with the baby on the way and such and just want to get him under control while hes still young.Let me know what you think and We'd love to meet!
    #21730# comment 2015-12-02

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