Assistance Dogs Australia Is Looking For People To Look After Their Puppies
Assistance dogs play an integral role in Aussie society, helping people with physical disabilities as well as those with autism, PTSD and even in some schools fo students.
It takes a lot of work for these animals to be bred into assisting those that need it most and that is usually left up to professionals who know what they're doing.
They're looking for volunteers to take a litter of puppies in their first year to get them socialised and comfortable around different environments, people and animals.
Assistance Dogs Australia says they want someone who's working part-time or less because these puppies can't be left alone for more than four hours, someone who has the enthusiasm to take on a fresh pup and be available for fortnightly lessons.
Thankfully you won't have to be training them yourselves; that is left up to the professionals.
Of course you'll be comforted by the idea that the dog is helping someone who needs it but that's a tough job.
If you can't bare to endure that heartache, then maybe watching a Netflix documentary about how these pups become working members of society might be a better fit for you.
Per the film's official synopsis: "Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career.
"Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.
"Along the way, the dogs meet a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human.
"The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter."
There are also plenty of heartwarming anecdotes told by people who own a guide dog to keep spirits up and show every angle of these life-changing pets. And the best part of all? The documentary is available to watch on Netflix now.
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