- Harlow the Laundry Dog, a one-year-old golden retriever, is being trained to help her owner
- Jacquie Blake, from Florida, is fighting epilepsy and narcolepsy
- Harlow’s latest video shows her helping Miss Blake take out the laundry
Meet Harlow the laundry dog – she is a service puppy in training to be able to become a medical alert and mobility service dog for her owner who is fighting chronic illnesses.
In her latest video the one-year-old golden retriever, can be seen learning how to help her owner by getting the washing out of the tumble dryer.
Jacquie Blake, from Tampa Bay, in Florida, suffers from epilepsy and narcolepsy, among other invisible illnesses.
As well as trying to cope with her conditions she also is working hard to train Harlow herself.
She has helped other service dogs learn the skills they need to change lives since she was 15 and has trained dogs for another girl with epilepsy and a boy who is hearing impaired.
Speaking to the American Kennel Club she said: ‘Harlow is such a sweetheart and she’s so selfless. She doesn’t think of herself, which I know Goldens generally don’t. They couldn’t care less about how they are, they want to make you happy, which is the best trait. And honestly, she loves to work. She can never get enough, she wants to learn more and do more.
‘She loves doing her tasks, and that’s the best thing you can ask for: a dog who is excited to work for you because then you never feel bad asking them to work for you day in and day out.’
Harlow’s training is being shared on Instagram and she even has her own account @helper_dog_harlow which is becoming popular with social media users and has more than 68,000 followers.