ESA Dogs Are Super 

Dogs have been helping humans since nearly the beginning of time. From helping gather food during the BC era, to serving as security guards during the Renaissance, but always “man’s best friend”. As we human evolve so do our pets. Service animals have been helping disabled folks since the Americans with Disabilities Act were written in 1990. The Codes of Federal Regulation define a service animal as “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items,” According to Wikipedia.

A guide dog serves as the eyes for their human, guiding their blind handler around objects. These dogs remarkably navigate their human through traffic, stairs, and uneven sidewalks, all while avoiding obstacles that would cause injury or harm.A hearing dog serves as the ears for their human, responding and alerting to noises. Hearing Dog’s alerts their handler to the doorbell, the phone, a baby’s cry, among other things, by moving towards the disabled human and then going to the source of the noise. To get more info on ESA.

Two other types of service dogs are mobility assist dogs and walker dogs. A mobility assist dog helps with everything from picking up something for the handler to pulling a wheelchair, opening and closing doors, even getting dressed and undressed. While a walker dog simply acts as a lead for a person who has difficulty walking, they help maintain balance. A seizure response dog can assist their human suffering from Epilepsy after a seizure. These dogs are trained to stay with their human after an episode to wait for help, and a few specially trained seizure response dogs know to hit a button calling 911 and barking when a human answers the line.

A therapy dog or psychiatric service dog helps calm their human with any mental disorders. These dogs help humans with fear of going into public or even autism. Just the mere presence of a dog helps calm someone with a disorder similar to these. These dogs each serve a very specific and important function. Training these dogs takes considerable effort, and they can be costly to the human who requires a service dog. But the assistance that these dogs provide is invaluable and frankly quite impressive!