Japhy was a mobility-assistance service dog, one very important task that he had to do was retrieving items for Brendan. Since Brendan had a hard time with being completely mobile and balancing, especially while reaching for things, he would have Japhy take the item and give it to him! Japhy would help him get dressed every morning and bring him his socks and pants. This picture shows Japhy getting his sneaker for him also this video. He could also pick up smaller objects off the floor like a pen or a pencil or even something like a piece of paper off the ground! Brendan had to continuously practice this with Japhy so he didn’t lose this special ability, because, as they say, “Use it or lose it”.