Ready, willing to walk dogs

Jadyn Barton is used to mastering challenges.
The 14-year-old Mataura boy, who has ataxia telangiectasia, has launched a dog-walking service.
The Gore High School pupil has a motorised wheelchair which he is adept at operating.
Jadyn is used to pushing boundaries. He took just eight hours to achieve his dream of climbing to the Mueller Hut on Mt Olliver in the Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park, and return to base, when he was 11. Jadyn was carried in a backpack.
His determination has kicked in again with a planned dog-walking venture. He and his older sister Aleisha and mother Rhonda have created a Facebook page and Jadyn is ready to start walking dogs.
He has got a lead, a motorised wheelchair and is ready to go. All he needs is the dogs to walk.
The dog-walking service would not only provide a perfect opportunity for Jadyn to enjoy the outdoors and indulge in his passion for canines, but would also bring in a little pocket money, he said.
He is keen to walk well-behaved dogs of any kind.
He plans to travel along footpaths with his assortment of canine companions.
The dogs he planned to walk would mostly be in Mataura but once daylight saving came in, he would go to Gore, Jadyn said.
When walking the dogs he would be accompanied by Mrs Barton, his father David or a sibling, Mrs Barton said.

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