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What is a Psychiatric Service Dog?

What is a Psychiatric Service Dog?

A Service Dog is another term for an Assistance Dog. The phrase “Assistance Dog” is more commonly used in Australia. Assistance Dogs are specially trained for over two years to help a person who is living with a disability. Assistance Dogs are considered to be medical...

The Best Dog Safe Cake Recipe to Celebrate with Your Dog

The Best Dog Safe Cake Recipe to Celebrate with Your Dog

It doesn’t have to be your dog’s birthday to celebrate them with a cake! They’ll love any opportunity to receive a tasty treat dedicated to them (and will love sharing in the excitement with you, regardless of the reason why). Since dogs have certain food intolerances...

Pups meet Pony at Equine Exposure Class

Pups meet Pony at Equine Exposure Class

On any given day, an Assistance Dog could encounter different environments, curious people, and unusual creatures because they go everywhere with their human. It could be overwhelming, and even scary, for a dog who hasn’t seen a train or another animal bigger than...

The beginning and end of the training journey

The beginning and end of the training journey

It takes about two years to turn a puppy into an Assistance Dog. The beginning and end of the training journey are precious times in the puppies’ lives. This is what both look like. At six weeks old, puppies become old enough to put their training jackets for the...

5 Favourite Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds in Australia

5 Favourite Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds in Australia

If you regularly find yourself with watery/bloodshot eyes, a runny nose, rash or sneezing after close contact with dogs; you may have a sensitivity or allergy to them. A “hypoallergenic dog” is the term given to specific dog breeds that are often found to be more...

5 Big Dog Breeds We Love

5 Big Dog Breeds We Love

Have you ever wondered what are some of the biggest dog breeds in Australia? Wonder no more – here are five large dog breeds who have stolen the hearts of Australians — including one breed which is also the biggest in the world! Find out which big dogs are...

Is it Safe for My Dog to Eat Banana?

Is it Safe for My Dog to Eat Banana?

Can Dogs Eat Bananas? As a dog owner, you’ll know there is a long list of foods that are a safe and healthy option for your dog to eat, as well as a range of foods to avoid. Certain foods that are safe for human consumption may be toxic or cause an upset stomach for...

Australia’s Favourite Dog Breeds

Australia’s Favourite Dog Breeds

We’re a nation of dog lovers. But which dog breed do we love the most? Thousands of dog lovers across Australia voted for Australia’s favourite dog breed. Thank you so much for turning out in huge numbers to represent the dog breed that you love the most....

Take your dog to work day

Take your dog to work day

Hyundai Help for Kids is a proud partner of Assistance Dogs Australia, helping to bring life-changing four legged friends like Turbo and NEXO into the lives of kids who need them most. On Take your Dog to Work Day at Hyundai HQ there was a special visit from...

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