How do assistant dogs adjust to a nationwide lock-down? We forget that a dog, that has been trained to help their owners, may not understand the 2 metre rule or be able follow the arrows around the aisles in Asda.
AL sits down with Rachel Rodgers from Dog Aid, a Shrewsbury based company that helps to train assistant dogs all around the country. We find out ways that these guys have adjusted to offer a lifeline to their clients that are stuck at home while shielding. What is the process of training an assistant dog like? What are the do’s and don’ts for us as passers by and what can you do to help this amazing charity?
This episode offers a completely different perspective to the struggles and the triumphs of the current pandemic.