Dogs help people in wheelchairs.
Service dogs help people with autism or seizure disorders.
Service dogs also calm those with PTSD.
Many disabled people use assistance dogs, including guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf and service dogs for the physically disabled.
Jen Pottheiser is a volunteer puppy trainer for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI is an organization that breeds, raises and trains dogs to one day serve people with mobility, health or vision challenges.
TIP: To find out which organizations in your area help with training handicap assist dogs, contact your local Independent Living Resource center or advocates for the disabled.
These organizations can help you find a service animal.
Canine Companions at Baylor University helps train service dogs to better understand the needs of its human; and humans, their service dog.