Airport Assistance Dogs ‘emBark’

43 million people cross through Sydney International Airport every year. For many, flying is a nerve-wracking experience, but Assistance Dogs Australia is offering a furry, four-legged solution. American Airlines have just launched a first-of-its-kind program which places assistance dogs at the check-in area to help relax passengers. The positive effects for nervous flyers, airport staff and the pups themselves have already been seen over a trial period of the program, which will run 2 days/week in its initial stages. Richard Lord, ‘top dog’ at Assistance Dogs Australia joined us to talk about the ‘emBark’ initiative. If you’re interested in becoming a puppy educator, head online to

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