Budleigh woman to teach owners how to train their pets

PUBLISHED: 13:51 29 June 2017

Dog off the lead

Dog off the lead

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A Budleigh Salterton woman wants to help those living with disability to train their precious pets to become handy home helpers.

Debbie Cooper has become the first Dog AID (assistance in disability) volunteer trainer in East Devon.

She is offering disabled people the opportunity to teach them how to train their pet dog to help around the house.

According to Dog AID, dogs can be trained to help with errands, turning lights on and off and even empty the washing machine.

“What dogs can do depends on what their owner will require – some people can empty their own washing machine,” said Debbie.

“The idea is that, for those living with disability, it’s their own pet we help them to train.”

To be eligible for the service, the person must be at least 15 years old and the dog five years old.

Anyone interested can go to www.dogaid.org.uk

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