That is wonderful that you have taught your dogs to help you. I have 3 dogs, Oliver age 3, an australian terrier, japanese chin mix, 18 pounds, he's a riot, and great for comic relief and a pretty good cuddler. Oscar age 2, a lab/rott mix, 120-130 pounds, he's a VERY BIG boy, he's a great cuddler and loves giving affection. Then there is the baby, Gavin age 6 months, an italian greyhound, he's a ham, very cuddly, and thinks he can fly, always leaping from the couch. Having fur babies really helps keep the stress down, and their unconditional love in the form of kisses and cuddles is great when you're in pain or having a bad time.
The little guys aren't helpful with getting things for me, but Oscar does help me get up from sitting on the floor, if on the odd occasion I do. They pets are very in tune with how I'm feeling.
I would love to teach them all to help me more around the house, but I'm not really sure how to go about doing it, or at least how to consistently do it.
That is fantastic that you have a little furry helper around the house.
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