New Zealand Dog News

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April 20, 2010

Mobility dog and owner best friends from the start


As soon as Goldie saw Bridget he seemed to know that she would be his new best friend. Bridget McLaren's new Labrador retriever mobility dog came right up to her when they were first introduced and they bonded straight away. Bridget, 19, has cerebral palsy and Goldie is going to be a big part of her life helping do many everyday tasks and give her much greater independence.

Goldie's trainer, Natalie Ramm, of Mobility Dogs Charitable Trust has been with the new pair for the last two week's as part of the In Home Placement, where the dog and new owner becomes acquainted and learn about what each other can do. The mobility dogs can understand and act on 90 commands and help with a huge range of day to day activities. MORE>>


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