Our goal is to train and provide guidedogs for children between 12 and 18 years old.
Training dogs for children with special needs.
Providing orientation and mobility training for those who are on a waiting list for a guidedog at any school, and for guidedog owners who need help in learning new routes.
For blind children and youngsters getting independent early, is almost a “must” in today’s fast society. Many children(and parents of blind children) are afraid to go on their own and make contact with other children and grownups. A guidedog can be a support for a child. He can take you safely from A to B and it is easier to make conversation about the dog. The social aspect is at least as important for the future of the child.
Of course it needs a lot of dedication to work with a guidedog. From the child as well as the parents. For the very young children the parents need to participate in the caretaking of the guidedog.
If you want to apply for a guidedog , we expect commitment and perseverance. A guidedog has not only duties but also rights.
All family members need to agree that a dog is coming into the household. Also financially it needs to be possible to provide for the dog.
If you want to go for it we will do our best to make it succeed, your success is our success.
Dogs that are not meant to be a guidedog we will train as companion dog for children with special needs .We would prefer to stay in contact with the therapist of the child.
The same refers here, the child is not on its own responsible for the dog, the responsibility lies for the biggest part with the parents. The dog needs to be welcome in the family.
Our dogs need to be part of the family and must live in the house.