What is a Service Dog?
As defined by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), a Service Dog is “a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.” A service dog's work can include mobility assistance, medical alert, guiding a person who is blind, and many other tasks. If you would like a more comprehensive description of what service dogs do, check out my video discussing everything you need to know about service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support dogs.
ADEPT (Assistance Dog Education Program and Training) is an internship a service dog organization called PawPADs (Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs). The internship teaches students how to train service dogs and provides us with a lot of helpful information about the industry. The dogs come just about everywhere with us -- including to classes, the grocery store, and more -- and we get to help them gain skills to help people someday! PawPADs duel trains the dogs for diabetic alert and mobility assistance.
My YouTube Channel
I started my YouTube channel a few years ago with a focus on educating and sharing helpful information as well as just having fun with dogs! Feel free to check out my channel for more videos about service dogs, training, tips, and more!