Envirofluid is proud to support the Guide Dogs Association in their work to provide mobility to Australians with impaired vision.
Guide Dogs Victoria is Australia’s largest and most successful breeders and trainers of Guide Dogs nationally. Guide Dogs Victoria provides more than 70% of the working Guide Dogs to blind or vision impaired Victorians. Guide Dogs Victoria’s dog breeding and training success ratios are comparable to leading international standards and their dogs are highly regarded worldwide.
A Guide Dog offers a dynamic form of independent mobility, safely guiding their handler wherever they need to go. Guide Dog Mobility enables the handler to walk freely and feel confident knowing their Guide Dog will not only recognise obstacles in their path but guide safely around them. Guide Dogs will also stop at kerbs and assist the handler to cross the road safely.
The working life of a Guide Dog is, on average, eight to ten years. Guide Dogs will provide constant support and companionship during this time, so it is vital that a strong relationship is formed between the dog and its handler. Guide Dogs must also complement the handler’s personal characteristics and suit their individual mobility needs.
Find out more at www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au