Dogs for wheelchair users

Herding dogs are appropriate dogs for wheelchair users

User on walk with dogs running round her
User on walk with dogs running round her

Description
Lotta has three Shetland sheepdogs. They are not interested in hunting and stay with her when she goes out with them. The dogs accompany her on and off the leash.

Users comments
Lotta loves animals. She has three dogs and a cat. Hunting dogs would be more difficult for a wheelchair user to handle.

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The user

This tip is from 2006

User with dogs in garden
User with dogs in garden

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Enclosure for dogs
Enclosure for dogs
The enclosure make it possible for a user who operates a wheelchair to be able to let the dogs out.

Tipsare: Lotta

Together with her husband, her daughter, three dogs and a cat Lotta lives in a two-story house in the countryside. She is working as a volunteer for Rekryteringsgruppen (an organization of persons with spinal cord injuries). She was injured in 1983 and has a high paraglegia (TH 3). She does not have any personal assistance.