Being partnered with an assistance dog can be a tremendous asset to a person’s life and quest for enhanced independence. Assistance dogs complete advanced skills training and are trained to travel on public transport. They are happy and willing to help at home and in community environments by retrieving dropped items, assisting with household tasks, opening and closing doors and drawers, removing clothing and much more.
It is important to remember that having an assistance dog is also a serious and long term commitment. You must be prepared to have your dog accompany you 24 hours per day and be responsible for maintaining its skills, health and general well being.
If you would like to talk to ASDOG about how an assistance dog could benefit you please call 1300 788 721.