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What is Smart Pups?

A not-for-profit charity organisation based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

We specialise in providing trained service dogs to assist children with special needs. Our goal is to improve quality of life of children with special needs by training assistance dogs in task-specific skills.

Smart Pups is an approved training institution under the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dog Act 2009.

Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs

Life-changing support for families

Smart Pups Assistance Dogs have a profound effect on the everyday lives of children with special needs and their families.

Individually trained Service Dogs

Smart Pups have special ‘task specific’ training so they can assist children and young people with day-to-day routines, activities and events.

Types of Assistance Dogs

Smart Pups trains autism service dogs, seizure response dogs and multi-purpose assistance dogs to support children with special needs.

Smart pups assistance dogs

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Latest News

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