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Assistance Dogs provide invaluable services to their partners and their families

Assistance Dogs

An Assistance Dog is a dog that is specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. By taking specific action when needed to assist a person with a disability, they can help to alleviate their partner’s disability, improve their quality of life and promote independence. Examples of Assistance Dogs are Guide Dogs for the blind and visually impaired, Hearing Dogs for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and Mobility Assistance Dogs for persons with mobility difficulties.

In addition to their trained tasks, Assistance Dogs must be healthy and clean, well socialised, environmentally stable, safe and reliable, and under control. This is to ensure that they can travel and work with their partners in a variety of environments, regardless of other people and distractions, and will not be a danger or nuisance to its partner or the general public. Not all dogs are able to attain the stringent behavioural and training standards required of an Assistance Dog.

At Bark of Duty, we are passionate about training Assistance Dogs to help people with disabilities. It is why we do what we do! These faithful companions are specifically selected and trained over one to two years to meet your individual needs. We can train your personal dog if it is evaluated to be suitable, or help you source for a dog with the right temperament and skills set.

Autism Assistance Dog

Autism Assistance Dogs provide support and assistance to children or adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders, transforming and improving the lives of their human companions and their families.

Mobility Assistance Dogs provide mobility and stability assistance to children or adults with mobility issues, helping to make everyday life easier and safer.

Mobility Assistance Dog
Seizure Dog keeping watch

Seizure Dogs give alerts and provide assistance before, during or after a seizure, helping their human companions to stay safe, empowering them to take on their daily activities and offering peace of mind to their partners and their loved ones.

Hearing Dogs alert individuals who have partial or full hearing loss to important sounds, helping their human companions to have greater awareness of their surroundings and to stay safe.

Hearing Dog promotes independence
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