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Say Hello To This Helper Dog, Harlow

Harlow, a talented service pup, has made a huge difference in the life of a young woman named Jaquie.  Jaquie has a postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), which causes an increased heart rate when standing.  This medical condition makes it hard for her to do some household chores and even bending down to pick things up.

Harlow med alert

Harlow Service Dog

Harlow is trained to help make life easier for her human by emptying the washer, closing cabinet doors, and a whole lot of other things.  At 11 months, Harlow adorably took the laundry out of the dryer and put it in a basket.  In one video, the cute service pup lends his paw after Jaquie drops items at a grocery store.


My "get it" and "give" commands are very important for my girl as we use them every single day! ? This retrieval task proves invaluable when @Chronically_Jaquie is feeling unsteady/dizzy from her POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). ? POTS is a result of her autonomic nervous system malfunctioning and it makes it very difficult for her do simple things, such as bending over to pick up dropped items. That is why I'm here to lend a paw! ?? Also notice how I remain calm even when the toothpaste makes a loud "bang!" As a service dog, I must be able to keep my composure around all types of noises and distractions. ? Although I'm only about halfway through my training (and I still have a lot to learn), I'm making great progress! ? *Thank you for the pawsome bandana @servicedog_saxon! ? 14 Months #goodgirl #helpful #shopping #progress #servicedogintraining #servicedog #workingdog #dogtraining #dogsofinstagram #cute #goldenretriever #puppy #instapuppy #puppylove #gloriousgoldens #invisibleillness #chronicillness #spoonie #disability #epilepsy #narcolepsy #asthma #migraine #dysautonomia #POTS #gastroparesis #ehlersdanlossyndrome #hypermobility #fatigue #chronicpain

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While Harlow was basically trained by Jaquie to be a med alert & mobility service dog to help her with her disability, they also go on adventures together.  Their favorite happy place is Disneyland.  They usually go as frequent as 1-2 times a week to 1-2 times a month.

Harlow loves Disney

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