assistance dog


Definition of assistance dog

: a dog trained to assist a person with a disability Eight people with disabilities received their diplomas and, more importantly, their assistance dogs after completing a two-week training course.— Karen Jones, New York Times, 6 June 2004

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Assistance dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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