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Disability Aid Dogs
An Australian National Community Service Organisation. 1994 to 2014 - 20 Years of Caring
Home Page - Site Upgraded 4th April 2014
organisation is now
Under New Management - Mr Garven Wright
Managing Director - CEO - Pictured On Right with his dog "Gemma" - a Saint Bernard at near 7 years old.
Please Note -
We have up to a 6 month waiting time for new applicants.
We proudly introduce or new Cheif Executive officer and Managing Director, Garven Wright, after 15 years with us, he was a natural choice. We welcome Garven into his possition to take the Company forward into the future.
Our New Secretary
Secretary - Director - Pictured Right with her dog "Charlie"
Jo Hilder comes to us with a long career with Centrelink - now our secretary working with our Board of Directors of 5. We are honoured and proud to have her talents with us and look forward to a long and positive relationship with the Company.
Appointed 1st July 2015
"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 -
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.
Pacific have supported our organisation since 2001 - over a decade
of dedication and wonderful technical expertise we have enjoyed for
over a decade.
Our Programs Proudly Supported By
Dr John Robinson MBBS
Nanango Queensland (Pictured Below)
Dr Robinson has been well known to the organisation for
over 15 years and strongly supports our programs.
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.