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The Assistance Dogs Difference

Why our dogs aren't Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are trained to assist people who are blind or visually impaired. An Assistance Dog is a specially trained Labrador or Golden Retriever that is not specifically trained for visual impairment, but trained to perform everyday tasks for people living with a wide range of disabilities.

Assistance Dogs increase freedom and independence, reduce reliance on human caregivers and act as a great ice-breaker helping overcome social isolation to people living with disabilities.

Many people are unaware of the difference between Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs, and we reckon one of the simplest ways to explain the differentiation is that "Guide Dogs are the eyes, whereas Assistance Dogs are trained to be the hands.”




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