The Australian Cobberdog stands out for its need to please its owner. This characteristic is especially useful when it comes time to teach it new commands. It is very easy to get the dog's attention, and it will always try to understand what is expected of it as quickly as possible. One of the characteristics that best defines it is its tendency to try and catch the eye of a person.
The Australian Cobberdog has the ideal temperament for a therapy or assistance dog. It is calm and very tolerant of everyone, including those who treat it roughly (something very common in people suffering from dementia or symptoms from autism spectrum). Whenever it is presented with a problem, it never shows aggression; it simply avoids it.
The Australian Cobberdog looks like a cuddly stuffed animal, which makes it very appealing to people (even those who are afraid of dogs). Its hair, long and soft, comes in many colours, naturally lending itself to therapy sessions related to the senses. And since it comes in 4 sizes, the Australian Cobberdog is able to carry out a variety of different assistance tasks and activities.
The Australian Cobberdog's coat is hypoallergenic, it doesn't shed or change hair. This makes it perfect for anyone with special needs, even if they have allergies. Furthermore, it's perfect for carrying out therapy sessions at hospitals and other centres, since it is very hygienic. As an assistance dog, another advantage is that it doesn't dirty public places where it needs to accompany the user.