Service Dogs Trained To Fetch Cash

 - Mar 4, 2007
References: metro & ubergizmo
Disabled individuals will soon have the option of having their service dogs assist them with their financial tasks. Dogs are currently being trained to retrieve money from bank machines. Canine Partners, an organization that specializes in the training of service dogs, have developed a training program that equips dogs with the ability to insert and remove bank cards and retrieve cash. Human input is still required when it comes to entering information, however, much of the manual dexterity required will be handled by the dog. In addition, having a dog close at hand will be a great security measure and will reduce the incidence of theft from disabled individuals.