Service Dog Equipment
Artifacts from humanity’s earliest days depict scenes of dogs and humans together, documenting the roles dogs have played in human lives as friends and helpers. Dogs helped our ancestors survive by helping them hunt and serving as protectors. Humans and dogs enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, a symbiotic relationship as they learned to work as a team to fight off enemies and hunt. Dogs have an instinctive ability to understand body language, which has fostered good communication between humans and dogs through the centuries.
As humans branched out into settled life and began keeping livestock, dogs adapted their skills and learned to protect sheep and cattle as well as humans. Humans were quick to realize the dog’s potential and set about teaching him more and more specialized tasks. Dogs took on more complex tasks on early farms, learning to herd as well as protect and moved into military work as well.