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See Differently OPK9 Graduation – 10 Years of impact for unique Assistance Dog Program. 

March 2024

Ten years ago, with expertise in running a successful guide dog program, See Differently with the Royal Society for the Blind, piloted an assistance dog program for veterans, and there’s been no looking back! 

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Balancing Playtime and Training 🐾

See Differently OPK9 dogs in-training spend lots of time out and about with our skilled trainers, preparing them for their future career. It's a pretty incredible career too - they become assistance dogs for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.

Check out this video of our dogs and trainers practicing skills like mastering escalators, comfortably settling onto trainers' laps, and leaning against chairs.

But it's not all work! We believe in a balanced approach, ensuring our dogs have ample playtime alongside their training. Watch until the end of the video to catch our OPK9 dogs enjoying some well-deserved playtime.

To learn more about our programs, click here >> bit.ly/4aVkmTz

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Well done , congratulations on all the hard work out in.💐

Well done all Winning the war on PTSD Will there be some veteran and Operation K9 dogs in video for Anzac day. There has been Sophie and Trevor Prince and his veteran Lanny and veteran And there has been a back dog I don't remember it's name the Veteran was doing University. Sophie and Prince could be retired now. They both have stayed with Elva Wright when they were training and bed and breakfast Prince had a one day with Elva.

Doggie Distraction Class 🐾

Every Wednesday, we hold dog distraction classes at our Gilles Plains campus or in various parks.

Our exceptional puppy trainers lead engaging exercises focused on maintaining our trainee dogs' attention, ensuring they navigate away from distractions like toys, people, and other dogs. These sessions are crucial for preparing the pups for their eventual roles as guide or assistance dogs.

We're always looking for more volunteers! If you enjoy spending time with fellow dog enthusiasts, training dogs, and being part of a meaningful cause, click the link to learn more >> bit.ly/3hmWCky
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You, and all involved with the beautiful dogs do such an amazing job.

They are amazing, as are their trainers

They are so adorable. 🥰

I see Prinny here Sharon Woods

Maddi Hartas

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Valued Partnership

We're thrilled to count Eagers Automotive as one of our brilliant and valued corporate partners. Their ongoing support has been instrumental in the success of our Animal Therapy Program, which helps autistic children gain confidence, improve communication skills, and reduce anxiety.

Our Executive Director, Damian Papps, and dedicated volunteers Merrawyn and Lindsay Williams, accompanied by training dog Goldie, visited the Eagers Automotive dealership to accept their generous contribution to keep funding this incredible program.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Eagers Automotive for their support. If your workplace is interested in backing a meaningful cause, reach out to us on 1300 944 306 or explore our corporate programs further here >> bit.ly/3EMxT0T

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Valued Partnership 

Were thrilled to count Eagers Automotive as one of our brilliant and valued corporate partners. Their ongoing support has been instrumental in the success of our Animal Therapy Program, which helps autistic children gain confidence, improve communication skills, and reduce anxiety.

Our Executive Director, Damian Papps, and dedicated volunteers Merrawyn and Lindsay Williams, accompanied by training dog Goldie, visited the Eagers Automotive dealership to accept their generous contribution to keep funding this incredible program. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Eagers Automotive for their support. If your workplace is interested in backing a meaningful cause, reach out to us on 1300 944 306 or explore our corporate programs further here >> https://bit.ly/3EMxT0T

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Thank you for your support 🙏

Well done everyone

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