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Poodle is More Than Just a Best Friend to Boy with Autism

May 27, 2014

(May 27, 2014) - Texas student Conor Corrigan has a new furry schoolmate – Peyton the poodle. Peyton is 8-year-old Conor’s new service dog and they go everywhere together. Hi mother tells KXAN-TV that Conor gets frustrated easily and if he starts to get upset, Peyton knows to lay on top of Conor, which helps calm him down. Watch the KXAN-TV report above to learn more about Conor and his best pal.

To learn more about programs that train service dogs to help individuals with autism, click here. You may also enjoy “Our Special Dog for Our Special Boy,” by Autism Speaks staffer Michele Arbogast.