The markets are a great place for RSB dogs in training to learn important skills including control, attention and walking on a leash. This Assistance Dog Week, our team took the tram to the market, where the pups squeezed in some extra training in sitting properly, getting used to movement and a public transport environment.
It was a big day out for future superstar Oshie, who did a stellar job!
Check out Oshie in action with her puppy educator Karen and trainer in the market 🐶🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
It's International Assistance Dog Week - the perfect opportunity to recognise and honour these remarkable creatures. An RSB Assistance Dog walks side-by-side with their person, enabling them greater independence, freedom and companionship.
It's important to remember that these dogs are more than a pet. If you see someone with an assistance dog out and about, here are a few tips around what to do. And if in doubt, ask.
1. Please do not pat or call an assistance dog without permission from the owner. It may distract the dog from its duties.
2. Assistance dogs can accompany their person to public places including, within hospitals, shops, cinemas, restaurants, educational institutions, accommodation, workplaces, public transport,/passenger services, libraries, etc.
3. It is against the law to treat anyone accompanying a person with an assistance animal unfairly or to ask someone to separate from their assistance animal - a maximum penalty of $2,500 applies. This includes public transport and rideshare services. ... See MoreSee Less