Assistance Dogs At Sydney Airport To Help Anxious Travellers

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Assistance Dogs At Sydney Airport To Help Anxious Travellers Assistance Dogs Australia

The country's first airport assistance dogs will be based at Sydney Airpot to help travellers with a fear of flying.

The labradors and golden retrievers will be there to greet passengers checking in at American Airlines.

There will also be a showcase of the important work the dogs do with first responders and children with autism.

Richard Lord from Assistance Dogs Australia said the animals are a good way to help people relax before take-off.

"They're nice, calm dogs, and they work particularly well with people who are anxious," Mr Lord said.

"They can detect that, and then they move in and cuddle up or place their chin on the person's knee if they're sitting down, and that reduces the anxiety of the flyers.

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"The emBark program is about assisting those flyers who are anxious about catching their flight or missing their plane, or even missing out on their upgrade."

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