Dogs play a crucial part in a childs social and cognitive development.
The Human-animal interaction alleviates stress in children, reduces disruptive characteristics
and abnormal behaviors. A dog's ability to calm autistic children gives the child an increased
attention span, and a greater aptitude for learning. The Service Dogs act as an anchor when the
child is tethered to the dog. Having a service dog can create freedom for the child to go outside
of the house safely and confidently, which expands a child's capability to experience more of life
and to grow, improving a child's socialization and behavior skills.