Service Dog Keeps a Boy With Autism From Running Into the Street

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Just as they assist other differently abled individuals, service dogs can also help children, teens, and adults with autism live fuller and safer lives.

Man’s best friend isn’t just man’s best friend. He can also be man’s partner, playing a number of roles when working with individuals on the spectrum. As puppies training under older children with autism, service dogs can help build kids’ confidence and social skills. However, these special, trained pooches primarily serve to protect younger children with autism, as well as people with severe autism, and keep them from dangerous situations.

Watch how the dog in this video keeps a boy with autism from running out into the street while engaging him in play. If this video entices you into considering getting a service dog for your child, check out these helpful tips to find the right pooch for the job.

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