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Everything you need to know about This Morning's autism support dog Buddy!

Named by you, our This Morning dog Buddy is a very special member of our family. Currently being trained by the charity Dogs For Autism, Buddy, a yellow labrador will eventually provide specialist support to a family affected by autism.

Buddy will be joining us along with Dogs For Autism to highlight the important work of the charity and update us on his journey becoming an Autism Assistance Dog. Once trained, Buddy will be given his forever home to transform the lives of a family in need!

Jan Kiley, Chief Operating Officer for Dogs For Autism charity, said: 'We train them for children and adults with autism. Training is all about manners and teaching them about what is acceptable and what isn’t, but also giving them lots of interaction with lots of different people and going to different places, but being very careful not to push them too far. Then in the future, around 12-18 months, during the training he will learn to do things specifically for autistic people.”

Things Buddy has got up to so far:

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