The world of KNGF Guide dogs
Ellen Greve is director of the KNGF Guide Dogs Foundation in Amstelveen. The school is an expert in dog and disability and is involved with the animals from puppy to retirement. KNGF Guide Dogs helps people with disabilities to give a better life thanks to the use of specially trained dogs. This allows them to lead an independent life. The dog not only has a practical function, but is also a companion who brings happiness and ensures social contacts. A lot of information about the work of this foundation can be found on the website of KNGF Guide Dogs.
Since its foundation in 1935, KNGF Guide Dogs has trained thousands of guide dogs and delivered them to people with a visual impairment. Queen Juliana visited the school in 1953 and was so impressed by the work that she awarded the school the designation of a royal.
- Several assistance dogs
- Leaflets and general information
- Address data
- Social Media
Several assistance dogs
The school not only trains guide dogs, but also autism guide dogs, assistance dogs (assistance dogs for people with a motor disability) and buddy dogs. They also train medical detection dogs. These sniffer dogs are trained to detect colon cancer at an early stage. Every dog has specific qualities to give his or her owner a better life. The owner receives home guidance or goes to KNGF Guide Dogs to learn more about how to handle the dog.
Any interested person can sign up for a newsletter on the KNGF Guide Dogs website. In addition, KNGF Guide Dogs also regularly has vacancies on the website as the organization is constantly growing and is therefore looking for new employees. The website also contains blogs, stories and videos from clients of all types of dogs that KNGF provides guide dogs. In addition, one can also follow the career of a KNGF dog via a timeline.
With a guide dog, a person with visual impairment can get from A to B safely and smoothly. KNGF Guide Dogs offers the possibility on the website to request more information, to attend an information afternoon and to request a guide dog yourself.
KNGF Guide dogs uses the term assistance dog to indicate an assistance dog for persons with a motor disability. Such dogs have the task of helping their owner to switch the light on and off, opening and closing doors, retrieving objects, etc. More information can also be requested via the website, there is the possibility to organize an information afternoon. and people can also complete an application form online for an assistance dog.
Autism Guide Dogs
These dogs are also trained by KNGF Guide Dogs. The task of the dogs is to guide a young child with autism spectrum disorder (autism: problems with social interaction, communication and behavior). Via the site you can request information as well as an autism guide dog.
KNGF Guide Dogs trains both buddy dogs for children and for (former) uniformed persons with a public task who suffer from a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD: type of anxiety disorder, in which an extremely emotional reaction to a scary event takes place).
Career of the dog
The KNGF Guide Dogs website provides a description of a dog’s career from puppy to retirement. The career starts with the breeding host family, then a puppy goes to the puppy foster family, then he receives training after which he can work with a person with a disability. Until closing, the retirement of a KNGF dog heralds the end of the career.
People can support the KNGF Guide Dogs in various ways. For example, one can symbolically adopt a puppy, make a donation, leave something to KNGF Guide dogs, collect cartridges and old mobile phones, there is a webshop where one can buy something, … Of course, the school is also regularly looking for volunteers; they are essential to the organization.
Leaflets and general information
The school also finds it important to inform people sufficiently and to raise awareness about the work they and the dogs do. That is why KNGF Guide Dogs has placed an information page online. In addition, there is a special talk page online for pupils and students.
Amsteldijk North 42
1184 TD Amstelveen
1180 AM Amstelveen
020 – 496 93 33
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