What Are Some Animals That Help People?

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Dogs and horses are two types of animals that help people. Dogs can be trained to help blind people, making it possible for them to live on their own. Horses can be used in many different therapies to assist people with special needs.

Trained guide dogs can help visually impaired people avoid obstacles and navigate busy streets and stores. Dogs are also used in hospitals to assist patients in recovery. Visits from hospital dogs have been showed to lessen a person's pain.

Horse therapy is often used for children with ADHD, anxiety, autism and other disabilities to promote emotional growth and awareness. Horse therapy is also used with troubled youth to help them learn responsibility.