The most important aspect is the hope that the child will build a trusting relationship with their dog. Regardless of what advanced skills Autism Assistance Dogs might be trained to do, their primary purpose is to provide a best friend, confidant and playmate for a child who almost always has few friends.
Smart Pups Assistance Dogs, on the Sunshine Coast, are the only Association in Queensland training dogs for children within the Autism Spectrum. Just as Seeing Eye dogs make the world more navigable for the blind, specially trained service dogs are now also helping children with Autism achieve success and independence. These canine companions aid children through everyday social challenges and help lower children’s overall stress levels.
As we are currently fostering Ronnie (pictured above), eco earth creative was inspired to support and promote this wonderful organisation so we are now donating a percentage of all sales to support Smart Pups.
Visit the Smart Pups website here