How Assistance Dogs Help
Guide dog teams are generally known of now in Germany.
But few people know that assistance dogs can help with a variety of illnesses. Assistance dogs help in three ways:
-Through practical assistance,
-Through signals for seizures or dangers,
-Through therapeutic company.
The boundaries are naturally fluid between these areas of assistance in practice.
Pfotenpiloten dogs are always specifically chosen and trained for the needs of the client. From the beginning, a long conversation, house visit, practical seminar, and a written down training plan are established. This ensures that the dog is chosen and trained specifically for the needs of the future owners. After the briefing, the team of human and dog slowly continues developing. The possibilities that could arise from this are almost endless.
Assistance dogs compensate for physical and sensory impairments in many ways.
Signalling Seizures or Dangers
Assistance dogs can give a warning for a health crisis and during a seizure can be supportive and calming. Some dogs can foresee a seizure.
Mental Well Being
Dogs give warmth and care. They are our four-legged all around therapists, who cure loneliness and makes us happier.
“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”Doris Day