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 An Australian National Community Service Organisation.   1994 to 2014 - 20 Years of Caring

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"Mutual Trust" - The Key To An Assistance Dog and Handler

Here it is, the absolute essence of what we train for, the "Pack Understanding" between handler and the intensely spiritual nature of 'The Dog' and its Pack Association.

This is so essential, as no matter what the circumstances of what the "Program Team" or "Alternative handler" may be faced with, there is an understanding between human and canine.  Being a deeply spiritual being, the dogs are driven to understand their environment, so need to understand what we want - so when charged with this honour of handling one of our world's most deeply evolved creatures -
WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEM!

The courses the humans go through is basically theory, then the practical under a "Public Access Test" (PAT), this is to examine that very "Pack Association".  We so desperately need to be in control of our dogs in especially trying and / or busy environments.  Imagine the stress levels we are under in a busy bus, or worse still, packed peak hour trains.  Although we instruct all teams to avoid those high stress environments, at times, you and your dog will encounter them.

It so essential that both dog and Handler are trained together, as they are in fact a "TEAM", this is the essential key, so well established by the "Guide Dogs" movements throughout the world, especially in Australia and this is the essential component that must be understood in the programs we run.

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Our Programs Proudly Supported By
Dr John Robinson  MBBS
Nanango Queensland

Dr Robinson has  been well known to the organisation for over 15 years and strongly supports our programs. 
He has agreed that our approach to this work has been an invaluable tool to independence and dignity for so many disabled people, also, having witnessed the effective cancer detection of a Miniature Poodle trained by us, in detecting a Carcinoma on the face of one of his patients.

As an animal lover himself, he has been supportive of Disability Aid Dogs and the Advocacy work done by our "In House" advocacy unit to appose discrimination and efforts to have the disabled and disadvantaged in society have equal access to goods and services as well - to all medical services, even with an Assistance Dog.  Dr Robinson is a highly respected Australian trained doctor that has been in practice in Nanango for well over 40 years.