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Service Dogs

by Chad from Laguna Beach

This is a picture of a service dog helping someone (http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/wp-content/uploads/service-dog.jpg)
This is a picture of a service dog helping someone (http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/wp-content/uploads/service-dog.jpg)

My hero is dog. Not just any dog, a service dog. Actually all service dogs are my heroes. They are my heroes because they help people, they are well trained, and they are loyal.

Service dogs help people by being guide dogs. Guide dogs help people who are blind or who are deaf or have certain medical conditions. Service dogs also help fireman by finding people in dangerous situations. They also help police. These dogs are called K-9's. K-9's help police find criminals, drugs, and missing people.

Service dogs are very well trained to do their jobs. They are trained from the time they are puppies. It takes 18 months to two years to train them. It takes another year for them to learn how to do their specific jobs like being the eyes and ears of people.

Service dogs are very loyal. The most common breeds are German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers which are known for loyalty. Service dogs are constant companions to the people they help. They are more than just pets, they will face any danger to protect their owner.

Service dogs are my heroes because they help people, they are well trained, and they are loyal.

Page created on 5/25/2008 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 5/25/2008 12:00:00 AM

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