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Puppy For My Son With ASD?

Puppy For My Son With ASD?

My son is 2 1/2, non-verbal, and a bolter.... Anyone have any experience with ASD kids and puppies? I found a Aussie Border collie mix that I want to get and train for our boy. Hoping it will help& at least give him a companion. His siblings are much older.
Thoughts? Sanity check?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My nephew was 3 the first time he met my puppy. They became fast friends and he actually started showing less stress and more calm. When I moved away, they found a similar rescue dog, she was amazing and they fell fast in love. 18 years later he is working in a pet shop. I can't say enough about the love of a good pet. My daughters also each have a dog, a small shih tzu and a sheltie, very kid friendly and both daughters thrive in these relationships. Good luck.

posted over 4 years ago
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