Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
This group will focus on the benefits dogs can have with individuals with Autism or any other special needs.
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Wish us luck. Tomorrow we bring home our puppy. We have 2 sons ages 9 and 6. My youngest is high functioning autistic. I'm a little worried he will be afraid of the puppy. At school he enjoys the therapy dogs that come to visit but at my SIL's house he is afraid of their dog who has been nothing but sweet and gentle with him. Any advice GREATLY appreciated. Keep the stories coming. I love hearing about everyone's experiences. It gives me hope things will get better for my son.
Our therapy organization volunteers at the local library for a Paws to Read program. The children's librarian and I have talked about how we would like to have a special program for autistic children. I know there is a great group in Chicago that has a program like this. I'd love to see suggestions from this group!
I'm happy to join this group and find new friends with the same similar situations as myself. I'm glad my son has a new friend in Storm, our labradoodle, because in a few years, middle school will be here, kids can be cruel, but a dogs love is unconditional.
That is great! My son wasdiagnosed at 4 with high functioning autism as well. He also has followed a similiar path. It is hard to believe sometimes that this is the kid who at one time had 3 hours of speech a week along with other interventions. Would love to hear how the training continues for Storm and your son, very cool :)
Hello everyone! :)
I am a mother of 3 young boys, my the eldest, 10 yrs. old , was diagnosed at age 4 having Autism, Aspergers Syndrome. He is high functioning Austistic. It seems like a lifetime ago when he went through speech therapy, had his rituals and obsessions. In the past 3 yrs he has made huge strides, been exited from his school's Autistic program, and even looks me in the eye and hugs me every now and then(- as i remember how uncomfortable he was receiving hugs). Our new labradoodle puppy has added joy to our lives.My son loves to spend time with our new pup and is learning to train our new puppy ,Storm. Its great to see my son spending time bonding with Storm. We are looking forward to undergo professional therapy training for our dog . This is an exciting time for us!
Stephanie, what are his specific objections to a "big dog in the house"? Ultimately a TRAINED service dog should in no way be a nuisance in a house. If he's just a pet that has some service skills then he could still be a handful in the eyes of someone who does NOT want a big dog in the house. BUT...a dog especially trained to be a service dog by a reputable organization should be a pretty easy dog to live with.
He is a cutie! :) I think if your husband saw bigger dogs that are well mannered in a home, he may change his mind.
Hi everybody---I'm so glad I found this site and this group! My youngest son Cameron is four and has spina bifida. He spends some time in a wheelchair, but he has a walker he can use for short distances. I'm trying to explain to my husband how benifitial a service dog would be for him, but he keeps saying he will NOT have a big dog in the house.
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