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Working Dogs

Elisabeth Ehrenhauser 6:30, Austria

Most people are familiar with guide dogs. Rescue dogs are often seen on television. Some have been sniffed by a drug or explosive dog. But the work of dogs is much more diverse. Internationally, recognition and attention for ‘invisible’ disabilities such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), diabetes or autism are increasing. Unfortunately, there are still many prejudices and obstacles that have to be overcome. Assistance dogs help their owners to navigate their everyday life and improve their life greatly. But this work is also a great challenge for the assistance dogs: They have to be constantly ready to react and warn in time in case of emergency.

Elisabeth Ehrenhauser was born in 1999 in Mödling, Lower Austria. Even as a child she was fascinated by fantasy books and from this developed a love of theatre, especially musicals, during her school years. This also led to her desire to work professionally in theatre, albeit in the technical field. That’s why she started a diploma course in sound engineering at the BG Bachgasse in Mödling after her Matura, which she completed in July 2018 with very good results. At the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, she discovered her passion for film and television during her bachelor’s degree in media technology, which is why she added a master’s degree in digital media production after graduation.