Photo: Assistance dog carries a handbag in his mouth

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Topic of the Month July 2015

Helping dogs

Fluffy fur, four paws and faithful eyes: Dogs are rumored to have a special relation with humans. Some four-legged friends also have a supportive role as well – for people with different disabilities for example. What kinds of so called assistance dogs exist and how they are educated, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month July: Helping dogs.

 

Video: Animal apprentice: Assistance dog in training

Assistance dogs help people with very different disabilities in their everyday life. Therefore it is important for them to be well prepared for all their tasks in advance. REHACARE.com accompanied a soon-to-be assistance dog with the camera during his training.