Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are"

Dogs are man’s best friend. VITA assistance dogs are even more than that: they are partners for (canine) life. Whether it’s emptying the washing machine or helping with social contacts – they assist wherever they can. And they do so unconditionally. At, Dr. Ariane Volpert, veterinarian and vice chairperson of VITA e.V. Assistenzhunde, talks about the superior dog training and the stories behind it all.


Photo: Ariane Volpert with a dog

Dr. Ariane Volpert with an assistance dog; © VITA e.V. Assistenzhunde

Photo: A. Volpert with Kim with the assistance dog Birdie
Photo: An assistance dog opens a drawer
Photo: Levin with the assistance dog Ashley
Photo: Teams while training
Photo: Pauline with the assistance dog Eve
Photo: Tatjana Kreidler with a team at marketplace

The focus of the training method of Tatjana Kreidler is primarily on socializing in everyday life and creating a bond, relationship and trust between man and dog; © VITA e.V. Assistenzhunde

Photo: Michalina Chrzanowska; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann