More dogs helping disabled people

  • 4 March 2013

More disabled people around the UK are getting dogs to help them in their everyday lives.

The four-legged friends are specially trained to help with their owner's needs, from guiding blind people to acting as hearing dogs for the deaf.

Canine helpers are also useful for children with autism, a condition which affects the way you live your life and see the world around you.

Nel's been finding out how two families are being helped by their assistance dogs.