8 Types Of Service Dogs We Should Be Grateful For

    Happy International Assistance Dog Week! These canines devote their lives to the safety of their humans.

    1. Seizure Assistance Dogs

    Cooper is a service dog that protected his owner when she had a seizure in public. He guarded her from everyone except the paramedic and while the pair waited for help, he "licked her contracted muscles" and her face.

    2. Autism Assistance Dogs

    Einstein the service corgi is a best bud to his human and helps him through stressful situations that can be brought on by Autism.

    3. Mobility Assistance Dogs

    In addition to performing those tasks, there are certain mobility assistant dogs for people with mobility impairments. These dogs offer support and balance while walking. They wear a special harness which serves as a counterbalance for their humans.

    4. Medical Service Dogs

    Bandit is a diabetic alert dog who signals his human when her insulin levels are dropping. A special scent is released when a human's insulin levels drop and these dogs are trained to pick up on it with their keen sense of smell.

    5. Mental Health Service Dogs

    Dan McManus suffers from anxiety but his dog Shadow helps him "manage his symptoms" through companionship and support. For nine years Dan and Shadow have been hang gliding, using a custom harness for Shadow.

    6. Hearing Dogs

    Domi the hearing dog is a Boston terrier from from Finland who is always looking out for his human.

    7. Allergy Detection Dogs

    Gia is a food allergy dog that keeps her boys safe from their life-threatening allergies to peanuts and almonds.

    8. Guide Dogs

    Nyla is a guide dog who devotes her life to helping her human.

    Service dogs dedicate their lives to keeping their humans safe, and they do it all with a wagging tail.