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About The New Puppies
5 boy and 2 girl assistance dogs puppies were born 2 weeks ago. All 7 puppies and mum are doing well.
So far some names that have been circulating for the very special Assistance Dogs Pups are…
Earle, Marley, Pearl, Owen, Wendy, Ernie, Rover- EMPOWER!
But this is yet to be announced so stay tuned!
The Aussie Pooch Mobile Contribution
Aussie Pooch Mobile has been continuously fundraising through the Variety Children’s Charity for these amazing assistance dogs and incredible children since 2007. We are over joyed to be apart of such a wonderful cause and can’t wait to see more smiles on the faces of both the dog and the special owner. They will be united as one after the completion of their training.
The team at Empower train very special dogs to enhance the quality of life of physically or mentally challenged persons. They still maintain as much independence for the handler as possible. As a result the dog will be a permanent working companion for the disabled handler. They will assist with a myriad of task work but whilst still having the handler work and interact as much as physically or mentally possible.
About The Training
Assistance dogs are trained to turn lights on and off, open and close doors, pick up and or retrieve dropped or wanted items. They will indicate when their handler needs assistance either by alerting a carer or by pushing a medical alarm etc. But most of all the team at Empower train each dog to the individual handler’s needs.