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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Awww Monday! December 16, 2019

A good childhood friend sent me this
 photo and story about Great Dane service dogs. 
I thought you all would enjoy this.
Have a great day!





THIS POTENTIAL SERVICE DOG PUPPY IS AT HOME -   IT IS ALMOST 2 MONTHS OLD NOW.  IT WAS BORN AT THE SERVICE DOG PROJECT, WHERE IT WILL LIVE UNTIL IT CHOOSES A HUMAN IT WANTS TO LIVE WITH - WHEN IT'S 1-1/2 TO 2 YEARS OLD.  PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES APPLY FOR THESE DOGS.  SELECTED APPLICANTS COME AND LIVE AT THE SDP FARM FOR SEVERAL DAYS, JUST HANGING OUT, HELPING WITH CHORES AND STUFF.  AT SOME POINT A DOG WILL CHOOSE THEM, THEY DO NOT CHOOSE THE DOG.  A DOG WILL DECIDE IT LIKES THEM, AND IF IT LOOKS LIKE A MATCH, HUMAN AND DOG ARE PAIRED AND ON THEIR MERRY WAY.  THE DOG HAS BEEN TRAINED WITH THE BASICS, AND THEN WHEN IT CHOOSES A HUMAN, IT IS FURTHER FINE-TUNE-TRAINED TO THAT INDIVIDUAL'S SPECIFIC NEEDS.  IT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.  VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES GET FIRST CHOICE.  :)
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8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Letting the dog choose - now that's nice.

My GBGV Life said...

We have friends that work with service dog training here in our area. They are amazing dogs!

Sandee said...

How lovely. I didn't know this. I think pups always chose who they want to be with, but that doesn't always mean it's how it works. Glad it does here.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug to you and Russell and lots of lovies and scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

messymimi said...

What a great program!

Brian said...

We love that the sweet dogs get to choose too, that makes so much sense!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

What a lovely way to pair them up so nice. What a cute little guy!

stevebethere said...

What a nice post interesting too what amazing dogs

Have a tanfastical day :-)

carol l mckenna said...

Aw such an adorable doggie and will provide and receive love ^_^

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