dogs serving the community

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NGO "Saules suns"
Dogs school "Saules Suns"
T.: 28298049

 

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Mobility Assistance Dogs


Mobility assistance dogs helps people that have physical impairments or disabilities and are intended to assist with daily tasks to increase independence.Usually mobility assistance dogs partnered with the individuals who have disabilities such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, and many other conditions which affect a person’s mobility and strength.

Some common tasks performed by the dogs include opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, pull clothing on and off of their partners, retrieving dropped items, picking up different objects and bring medication or a telephone in an emergency.

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Should the handler fall, the dog can be trained to act as a brace to assist the person while they regain position. There are also “walker” mobility assistance dogs that are used for those that are recovering from an injury and have Parkinson’s disease. These dogs function like living cane’s and assist the individuals with their balance and gait when walking.

Some large mobility assistance dogs may wear a harness and pull those that are in wheel chairs.


Training of a mobility assistance dog takes from four to eight months.

 


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