Mobility/Balance Assistance Dogs, trained to assist with mobility limitations or unsafe movement of a child. The dog can also retrieve objects, open and close doors, pull a wheelchair, operate light switches or assist with other activities of daily living. These dogs can also be tethered for added security.
Another type of mobility assistance dog task is that of a “walker dog.” They are commonly used as “living canes” and can greatly assist a person with their gait and balance while walking. Also, if their handler falls, the dog may be trained to act as a brace to help regain position. Public Access Certified and ADA protected Service Dogs.