How Service Dogs Increase Independent Living


Service Dog Academy class students during a training exercise at a local mall. Mobility and independence are human qualities that we take for granted until we no longer have them. But when physical injury or illness or mental trauma or impairment strike, the associated loses also affect self-esteem, confidence, happiness and even safety. Scientists can’t explain the human-dog bond but they do know that it circumvents the intelligence and goes straight to the heart of the matter. Now service dogs more than ever are at the forefront of healing the stress of war ravaged veterans, unlocking the minds of children with [...]