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01.05.03
16:41
researching dogs to train to assist
Christine Brown (brown4@dewittec.net)
We are actively researching getting a dog and training it to assist our child with minor things. I do not need a fully trained dog, she has mild spastic diplegia and is doing great in her walker and transitioning to crutches. We were thinking about a dog that we could train to open doors for her easily and be patient anough to maybe help her pick up things. I am hearing good things about labrador retreivers, but I wonder wether anyone has information and if there is training I can learn to teach the dog myself at home. Any advise on puppy temperaments would be helpful also.
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03.31.03
21:06
Assistance Dogs
David Glasser (d_glasser@hotmail.com)
04.01.03
17:59
assistance dogs
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