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How do I Choose a Service Dog for My Autistic Child?

Learning how to choose a service dog to work with your autistic child can be a daunting experience.  It is important to remember your child and the service dog are going to be together 24/7 and they must be able to work together.  Your child’s temperament as well as the dog’s temperament must compliment each […]

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Do Autism Assistance Dogs Help Soothe Meltdowns?

Time and again statistics have reported that companion animals provide a sense of comfort and a relief from stress for humans of all ages and cultures. There is a calming effect from the sensation of stroking their soft fur, looking into those big beautiful eyes, and knowing that they never judge or question anything about you. […]

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Autism Assistance Dogs for Children

What do Autism Assistance Dogs do for Children? Autism Spectrum Disorders are a rapidly growing epidemic among children. This often severe developmental disorder affects the way these children perceive the world around them as well as how they respond and interact with it. Autism Spectrum Disorders and autism often cause decreased social interactions, the inability […]

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Labrador Service Dog

Update on Kaiser the Labrador Service Dog

At Highland Canine Training, LLC our Assistance Dogs for Autism live at our facility during their training. Kaiser, a black Labrador service dog, was a family pet that stayed with us for about 4 months while he was being trained. His family missed him very much but the Highland Staff grew to love Kaiser for […]

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