Top 10 Service Dog Tasks To Assist Partners Who Use Wheelchairs Animals Featured Health 

Top 10 Service Dog Tasks To Assist Partners Who Use Wheelchairs

Please share with your friends!Even though you may be aware that Service Dogs can help wheelchair users to be more independent, you may not know be fully aware of what they actually do to help their partners. Here are 10 tasks that Mobility Assistance Dogs are frequently trained to perform to help make life easier for a partner that uses a wheelchair. Picking up dropped items and retrieval Picking up things from the floor can be difficult for those who use wheelchairs, making the ability of a Service Dog to…

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10 Things Not To Do Or Say To Service Dog Handlers Featured Uncategorized 

10 Things Not To Do Or Say To Service Dog Handlers

Please share with your friends!When you have a service dog by your side 24 hours a day, you have to accept that you will never be invisible again. Everywhere you go, all eyes will be on you and someone will always have something to say about the furry friend at your side. Your days of anonymity are gone. The overwhelming majority of people are well meaning and comment on how attractive or well trained service dogs are. Many people have or had a dog who they are reminded of. After…

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Managing a Wheelchair and Service Dog Animals Health 

Managing a Wheelchair and Service Dog

Please share with your friends!Service dogs can provide wheelchair users greater independence. From picking up dropped items to opening doors, the tasks these canines perform can be life changing. However, the logistics of maneuvering a wheelchair and a handling a service dog can seem intimidating. How do I hold on to the leash and propel a manual chair? How will we go through doors? How do we get on an elevator? How will we manage crowds and other kinds of tight places? Although it can be overwhelming to think of…

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Manual to Power: Transition is a Bumpy Road Uncategorized 

Manual to Power: Transition is a Bumpy Road

Please share with your friends!I wrote a while ago that I was going to be making the transition from a manual wheelchair to a power chair. Now that I have been in my new chair for a few months, I thought I would discuss what this change has been like. When I went to the assistive technology clinic for my wheelchair evaluation, I was shocked when I found out that my doctors and physical therapist felt that a power chair was my best option. I had a sporty little ultralight chair…

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