Thought you might like to know about these wonderful assistance dogs for the disabled. They are used by people with RA (and others) whether confined to a wheel chair or not. they have to learn over 70 commands, to be able to help people get up and dressed, remove clothing, shop, open doors,operate traffic lights at crossings, empty the washing machine, fetch their own food bowls from a cupboard, pick up things dropped etc. I have seen them in action and it is fantastic to see them working. They have a website on which there are some short videos of the training involved - worth a look. anyone needing this sort of help can contact the charity by phone, e mail, letter or their website. All enquiries are acknowledged and the people from the charity will arrange to visit. Recently they have been helping our soldiers returning with terrible injuries from Afghanistan. I don't need one yet but if I do, I know I will have a canine partner who will make a tremendous difference to my life and make it worthwhile. LavendarLady
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