4 best dog breeds for people with physical disabilities :
From Labradors to Golden Retrievers, assistance dog breeds offer an invaluable service to those with mobility impairments. Acting as loyal companions, these pups can help ease feelings of loneliness, break down barriers and make everyday jobs a little easier.
✓ Friendly Labradors are brilliant assistance dogs to those with physical disabilities, thanks to their kind-hearted, sociable and playful nature. They are also incredibly easy to train, making them wonderful family life-changing assistance dogs.
✓ Labradors are often highly motivated to hold objects. From a young age they will pick up and carry their toys.
✓ This natural desire to retrieve is particularly useful as assistance dogs as our clients may need help to pick things up or to retrieve important items like a phone.
✓ Aside from love, companionship and focus, the main benefits we hear from are that our dogs provide them with more confidence and independence which can be life-changing.
✓ These assistance dogs practically help people with tasks including unloading the washing machine, opening and closing doors, retrieving or fetching items, and removing various items of clothing.
✓ Through carrying out these simple tasks, these dogs can preserve energy for people less able and help them to do things they enjoy.
- Golden Retriever:
✓ Sociable Golden Retrievers have a number of strengths that make them perfect partners for people with disabilities. From their good manners to being steady on the lead, they are a very popular choice when it comes to service dogs. They are very motivated to pick up and carry things in their soft mouths, and can deliver items gently without marking or damaging it.
✓ From a training point of view, a Goldie needs to be made to feel that everything you’re asking them to do is their idea. You need to make things a lot of fun, so they don’t ‘know’ they’re in a formal training session. Also ensure that you don’t ask them to learn lots of different things in one go. Teach them one thing at a time, to the point of success, and you’ll have a happy, motivated Goldie.
- Labrador Cross Golden Retriever :
✓ The Labrador Cross Golden Retriever tends to be steady on the lead, has a strong sense of smell, and an incredible visual memory.
✓ Both breeds are confident and tenacious, which serves them well as they learn to be responsive to their human.
✓ They make fantastic companions because they are even-tempered and enjoy work. It’s one of the reasons they make such great assistance dogs for us!
✓ Also, because they’re happy to retrieve and carry out tasks they make reliable partners to provide greater independence to disabled people.
- Cockapoos :
✓ Cockapoos are brilliant assistance dogs for those with physical disabilities.
✓ These pups are often highly devoted to just one family member, making them excellent choices for creating a spectacular bond with someone who needs it.
✓ Cockapoos are small, portable so can be homed in any type of accommodation.
✓ It’s one of the many things people love about them as they give us more partnership options than we might have with a larger breed of dog.
✓ Because the cockapoo is a hybrid dog, you’ll see a variety of different traits and personality types. But they’re all intelligent and loyal.