Service dog pulling wheelchair

A service dog can help wheelchair users by pulling the wheelchair

Service dog helps to pull the user
Service dog helps to pull the user

Description
The user taught her service dog to help when the wheelchair goes uphill. The user holds the leash in one hand and operates the wheelchair with the other hand, so the dog does not have to pull the user’s entire weight.

Users comments
A stronger dog could manage the user’s full weight. Instead of holding the leash in her hand the user can use a leash that goes around the waist with a quick release feature.

Editors comments
For leash with belt see www.spinalistips.se/tips-dog-leash-with-belt-en-902.html

This tip is from 2010

Service dog helps to pull the user
Service dog helps to pull the user

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Tipsare: Ulla

Ulla lives together with her partner in an apartment. She is working part time. In 1973 she was injured and has a high paraplegia.