A job to do ........
Under the 'umbrella' of Assistance Dogs UK, two of the organisations (Dog AID & Support Dogs) are unique, in that their Assistance Dogs are pets, owned and trained by the clients. Dog AID and Support Dogs use the special bond that exists between pet and owner to channel the dog’s willingness to learn and eagerness to please into assistance work.
I truly believe that a dog is happy when they have a job to do and even more so if they are pleasing you. If you get the balance right, working as a team with your dog is amazing, rewarding and so much fun. Bella and I work as a team, yes she is doing her tasks for me but its not a one way street, in return for her loyalty and eagerness to please I always make sure she knows how good she is, using positive rewards and praise.
See more about the positive rewards I use.