Packed with photographs of adorable puppies, this title features a Labrador and Golden Retriever pup who is an Assistance Dog in training. Each photograph is accompanied by a caption that imparts wisdom, character or an expression that will make you think. It is a suitable gift for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and Valentines Day.
Assistance Dogs Australia is a national charity that trains Labrador and Golden Retriever puppies through a two-year internationally accredited programme. Each pup is taught up to 50 specialized commands that support and help provide increased mobility, freedom and independence for their owner children and adults who live with disability. These incredible dogs learn to become an extra pair of hands, and among other tasks are taught to load a washing machine, open and close doors, and press the pedestrian button at traffic lights. Assistance Dogs make a dramatic difference to lives and have been known to help improve the communication, empathy and motor skills of a child diagnosed with autism. The physical support these trained dogs provide lasts for their 8-10 year working life. Aside from their working role, the unconditional love and companionship they provide helps to relieve their owners of social isolation and gives them a better quality of life.