Mobility Assistance Dogs

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The role of a Smart Pups Mobility Assistance Dog is to help their child gain a feeling of independence, companionship and support.

We train our mobility dogs to perform any number of tasks for their child based upon the child’s specific needs, such as:

  • Open and close doors, drawers, cupboards and fridge
  • Act as a brace to assist with balance and maneuvering
  • Retrieving dropped items or fetching specific items
  • Turning on and off lights
  • Pressing the button at the traffic lights
  • Carrying items
  • Signalling if their child is in danger
Girl in wheelchair with assistance dog

Having a loving Mobility Assistance Dog as a companion can help reduce a child’s anxiety levels and feelings of isolation, as well as boost self-esteem.

We train our Smart Pups to perform a number of simple, fun tricks to strengthen the bond between a child and their dog. Sharing these tricks with others can also help the child overcome social isolation by making social interactions a positive and fun experience

Smart Pups Mobility Assistance Dogs are also taught to comfort their child companion if they are in emotional distress or are just in need of affection. A Smart Pups Mobility Assistance Dog will become a child’s loving best friend to share their life and help them connect with their world.

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