Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Team Training Day 12 ~ Advanced Tasks

Today we got a chance to work on advanced commands. (Yay!!!!) All Canine Angel dogs are trained to help their handlers with everyday tasks such as opening doors, drawer etc., turning on and off lights, and pushing access buttons and elevators. 

These tasks will be particularly important for those such as Kelsey, Jon, and myself, who use wheelchairs. 

The dogs love doing "tugs", "pushes" and "lights" so much they often offer the  behavior several times in quick secession without being prompted (anything to get more food, right?).

Elina & Zoe ~ CAST 1st Graduates

It has been absolutely amazing to watch each participant bond even further with each dog they work. Canine Angel's first graduate, Elina and her service dog Zoe, also popped in to say hello! We look forward to having them for the rest of class.

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