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Assistance Dogs
for the Disabled

Assistance dogs are trained to help disabled people manage everyday tasks, making their lives easier.

Not only are they life changers, they are lifesavers.

Assistance Dogs UK work with eight assistance dog charities, each with the aim to improve disabled people’s lives and encourage independence.

The charities work on key areas such as blindness, deafness and those with mobility issues.

While assistance dogs are on the job, it’s crucial that you understand how to behave around them; the smallest of distractions could impair their ability to look after their handler.

How much do you know about assistance dogs?

Here's a snapshot of just some of the amazing work they do.....

  • Hearing dogs can distinguish the difference between smoke alarms, door bells, alarm clocks and people shouting their owner’s name.
  • Guide dogs are trained to judge spatial awareness so their owner doesn’t bump into objects.
  • Autism assistance dogs can help children to be more engaged and independent.
  • Medical detection dogs have special sniffing abilities; they can even detect one teaspoon of sugar in two Olympic-size swimming pools.

Any dog, big or small, can be trained to assist a disabled person.

Take a look at the infographic below to find out more about how to act around assistance dogs:

The full infographic on assistance dogs can be found on the Co-op Insurance hub.

Do you have an Assistance Dog for the Disabled?

If so, what difference has it made to your life?  What can you do now that you couldn't do before?

Obtaining an assistance dog usually involves a long application process as the charities need to be sure that they match the right dog to the person they are helping.  

How was the application process for you?  

Help others by sharing your tips and experiences.  And....let us know your stories about life with an assistance dog and the difference it has made to your life.

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My clever Cocker Spaniel has been trained to alert me to sounds I would otherwise miss, like the doorbell, timer, and most importantly the smoke alarm. …

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It’s a chiwawa and she's smart. I need her with me in shops to keep me calm. ANSWER Ah she looks really sweet too! Dogs are such wonderful companions. …

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