NPUST Promotes Assistance Dog Education

On April 29 (‘22), the members of the NPUST Working Dog Training Center were invited to Datung Senior High School in Pingtung City to hold a lecture promoting assistance dog education. Shushan Luo, a teacher and researcher at the NPUST General Service Research Center, brought the center’s senior working dog Amber along to help with the promotional activities.

The lecture was rich and exciting, and introduced the students to guide dogs for the visually impaired, for the hearing impaired, and for those with physical disabilities. Amber demonstrated some of the assistance that dogs can provide to the hearing impaired and the physically disabled. In this way, the students were provided with a clear picture of the situations and concepts that working dogs need to pay attention to when on duty and were able to more readily appreciate the types of inconveniences that disabled people encounter in their daily lives. At the same time, the activity gave the students an awareness of the caring work of assistance dogs and will hopefully inspire some of them to pursue related studies in the future.

Shushan Luo used her own personal experiences to encourage the students who will soon be graduating from their final year in high school, calling them to develop a good foundation and broad outlook during their studies. She also encouraged them to actively pursue every opportunity to improve themselves, because when they build up their own capabilities, it lays a more stable foundation for the future.