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Working Dog Program Helps Farmers Overcome Mental Health Hurdles

2 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

When farmer Kelly Barnes had to give up physical labor due to chronic pain from fibromyalgia, she was left feeling hopeless and isolated.
That was until she realized how much her Kelpie dog, Dugald, would be there by her side to help her battle through her mental health struggles. Now, Barnes is helping farmers throughout Victoria, Australia pair up with working dogs who will help them do the same thing through Dunkeld's Working Dog Training School.
Image: Kelly Barnes
“Going through this experience made me realize how much of a benefit my dog was to me on the farm, but also as a support...
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