Children with Autism and Labradoodles

CHILDREN WITH AUTISM & LABRADOODLES

“Puppies learn that, humans are friendly and fun, loud noises are not scary, unusual items are not frightening and it’s exciting to explore new places.” Carmelina.

 

Grace and Rocky
Grace and Rocky

Carmelina, you couldn’t have picked a better companion for Grace with Rocky. They both adore each other, and Rocky is doing excellent with training. He does not miss any of Grace’s meltdowns; even without us calling Rocky, he goes directly to her room and does not leave her side until she’s calmed down. Rocky is older and recognizes when Grace requires his companionship. It’s one of the best decisions we have made in getting a service dog for Gracie; we could never have imagined what a fantastic Labradoodle “Rocky” is, so compatible with Grace. Thank you! Our family is grateful for choosing Rocky as a Service dog for Gracie.

Raising Children with Autism 

is challenging; it requires tremendous time and effort. Parents look for ways to help their children with calm behaviour to improve their children’s self-care, social and communication skills.

Scientists now believe that Autism and other Autistic Spectrum Disorders can happen without notice to the brain structure. Genetics and other factors usually play a big part; autistic behaviours result from the Brain at birth.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder remains a mystery and is a devastating disorder that affects Raising Children with Autism worldwide. The disease is poorly understood and is slow to diagnose. It results in an unhappy child suffering, and many families find communication issues, emotional instabilities, and lack of social development in children very frustrating. It is often followed by guilt when a diagnosis is confirmed. A feeling that is unfair to children suffering from the disorder often makes any behaviour impossible to understand.

Grace Struggles with School

Grace has a few new struggles with schooling, and now the transition to summer, Rocky is right by her side through it all. Rocky does not stop searching for Grace until he finds her and does not leave her side until she is calm. Grace is so comfortable with having Rocky by her side and calls him when she is feeling lonely. He is a fantastic dog, so intelligent, gentle and very loving. He also is very playful that loves many toys.

Service Dogs

Service dogs serve different roles, such as deaf, blind, or mentally challenged children. Raising Children with Autism is very complex, and performs at high levels. Still, they will find it challenging to socialize and interact, and it is hard to control their emotions. Outbursts are widespread angry episodes of anxiety.

Training Service Dogs

Trained service dogs act as emotional and social support for Autistic children. A constant presence of a Service Dog is vital in the life of an autistic child, where they can receive comfort even in unfamiliar situations of anxiety. In addition, it will provide an affectionate companion that will not judge or require social rules that autistic children often find very confusing and meaningless, allowing a stress-free relationship that has proven to reduce anxiety and emotional stress.

We are training your puppy.

Parts of what makes the Labradoodle ideal as a service dog is their incredible personality. They are calm, affectionate and easily trained. Training dogs is crucial for the autistic child and must begin when the dog is relatively young and often right after birth. Training Labradoodle Puppies specifically for indoor living is vital as stimulation, behavioural moulding, and socializing are essential with people of all ages.

Introducing Puppy

Puppies as young as eight weeks are in families dealing with Raising Children with Autism, as they are considered docile and easily trainable for people with disabilities. Introduction to a puppy when young allows for a deep bond between the child and the animal, increasing the success of a close bond between dog and child. The Labradoodle needs to pass a training class before being placed as a service dog for a family.

Selecting a Friendly dog

The Labradoodle’s warm and friendly personality has made them an ideal candidate as a service dog, especially with the emotional and social complexity of Autism. The fact that the family can enjoy the dog simply as a beautiful pet is also an advantage, as Labradoodles can efficiently serve both roles.

Rubbing your puppy

Hugging puppies three or more times per day makes them very social to touch, rub their bodies, place our fingers through their hair, and play with their ears as the puppy needs to get accustomed to handling, helping them stay calm with touch/feel daily but children. Raising Children with Autism have the desire to want attention constantly, so touching the puppy, talking, playing and having the company of a pet who responds to their needs is vital. It may be related to the need to gain more information through a sensory channel with which they are more comfortable. Providing pleasing smells may be helpful, but improving the other sensory systems for gaining knowledge is probably more beneficial.

We are finding ways to help People with Autism.
  • They were learning about their potential triggers: Every individual experiences sensory differently. For the patient with having difficulty describing sensations, it is best to listen to the individual will help.
  • Encouraging the use of headphones in public minimizes overstimulation. It allows them to calm down without suggesting sociability, as Self-care is essential.
  • Offering toys for stimulation will help in reducing anxieties and improve concentration. Small toys like a fidget spinner, silly putty, and magnets have become famous for individuals with sensory processing issues. The use of toys can meet emotional needs and encourages playfulness and creativity.
  • Teach them mindfulness skills. When struggling with overstimulation, one of the most accessible resources to access is to focus on breathing. It is for awareness or control and will help the body self-regulate by stimulating the nervous systems. Mindfulness encourages the separation of specific senses that are overwhelming them so that they can identify interventions to regulate them. Mindfulness also strengthens the mind of preconception, understanding where the body is, and using grounding techniques.
  • Please encourage adults and Children to advocate for sensory needs in classrooms and social settings when with friends. 
  • They were creating and seeking out the sensor’s conscious environment. If parks are too crowded, then find a trail or other alternatives. Movie theaters can be overstimulating, so find a library when it is a quiet atmosphere. Classrooms allow students to stand up, sit on the ground, or even walk around if it helps to focus better. They were looking for movement-based activities encouraging grounding and coordination, such as yoga, walking, tai chi, or dance. Lower the volume of the music—dim lights.
Common Sensory Sensitivities:
  • Loud sounds
  • Bright lights
  • Noticing small changes in the environment
  • Having trouble filtering out background noise
  • Clumsiness and lack of coordination
  • Being fidgety
  • Problems with depth perception
  • Difficulty understanding personal space
  • Sensitive to touch
  • Difficulty integrating multiple sensors at the same time, such as reading lips before they can hear someone speak

Social Training 101

It all starts with a Tiny Puppy. At Labradoodles by Cucciolini, testing begins with each puppy: Socializing starts from the minute they are born. We feed them by the bottle, including Mom’s help which helps create a Calm, Social and Happy dog without fear.

Our puppies are accustomed to sounds, vacuuming, music, running water, the bowl that creates sounds, clapping hands and talking to them as they sleep and wake.  Puppies are not afraid and are accustomed to people, toys and sounds. 

Training

Our customers say our puppies are incredibly easy to train and are happy. The puppies become friendly, confident, well-reared pups who enjoy playing with toys and love interacting with people. The minute we approach our puppies, they are happy to see us; they follow us constantly. Imagine having ten puppies around your feet. They are so sweet and incredibly social. As puppies turn five weeks old, Potty training starts. Puppies are born outdoors to many sounds and smell that surrounds them on our two-acre property.

Puppies are cradled on their backs, supporting the puppy back and under the chest and gently lifting them two feet off the ground while holding them suspended for approximately 30 seconds. This procedure helps with fear of elevation and the constant handling of Autistic Children. 

Socializing Puppies

They are bottle feed which allows the bonding process with their future families with Children with disabilities. Our puppies are not afraid of people and will come to you with wagging tails. 

We create incredibly calm, happy Labradoodles that are loving and enjoy human contact with all they encounter without fear. We are so glad that all extended Cucciolini families are “Over the moon” with their beautiful fur babies.