The Changing Role of the Service Dog

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It used to be that when you spoke of a service dog, you were likely talking about a dog who was working with someone who was physically impaired. Maybe it was a guide dog for a sight-challenged person or a service dog for someone who needed help opening doors or picking up objects from the floor. While those service dogs are still in high demand, service dogs are doing more today than ever. Wiredog is proud to offer high-quality service dog equipment to dogs who are hard at work in our communities doing jobs like these: 

  • Guide dogs. The most commonly-thought-of service dog who aids those who are blind or sight challenged. 
  • Hearing dogs. Working with those with hearing impairments, hearing dogs can alert them to doorbells, sirens, and more. 
  • Mobility dogs. These dogs help their human companions get around, open doors, pick things up, or otherwise provide support doing daily physical activities. 
  • Seizure alert dogs. Trained to sense when a seizure is coming on, they can alert their humans so they can get into a safe place. 
  • Psychiatric service dogs. These dogs are trained to provide emotional and mental support to their humans who need help with issues such as abuse and PTSD. 

These aren't the only service dogs working today, either. There are also therapy dogs, military dogs, and dogs working in our police departments and at our airports. No matter what your service dog is doing, though, Wiredog has the equipment they need and we guarantee it for life. Pick up your dog's gear in our online store today. 

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