Dogs With Special Jobs
Okuri Assistance Dogs
We are really excited about the wonderful roles our beautiful breed is capable of. Goldens gentle calming nature is just so suited to being a companion/assistance dog for children with Autism and for adults struggling with anxiety. We work hard on making sure our dogs are healthy and have sound tempernment so that if they were to be placed in this role that they have the best chance to succeed. We have had many puppies go on and be trained and are now looking after children and adults as special companion dogs to help with everyday tasks and providing a stable calming influence.
We are very proud to have one of Emma's puppies accepted into the Queensland Guide Dog Program. Jemma has been placed with a guide dog puppy raiser where she will stay until she begins her training. We wish her great success and will keep you posted with her progress over the coming months.
Update 12:2007: Jemma has now finished her training and is a qualified Guide Dog.
DID YOU KNOW??
It currently costs around $25,000 to breed, train and place just a single
Guide Dog with a Vision Impaired Queenslander!!
Their aim is to produce confident, well mannered and well socialised young adult dogs ready to undertake formal training. They need to have regularly experienced the full range of everyday events that a working Guide Dog will encounter. This involves socialising the puppy from its early life to the human environment and ensuring that it grows up with close human contact and interaction. To achieve this, the puppy needs to live and sleep inside the family home.
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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