Sunday, November 21, 2010

News: College Bound Canines

POLAND — Poland Regional High School has seven newcomers who will attend classes full time, join after-school activities and, eventually, go off to college.
As long as they sit, stay and don't bark.
Starting this fall, the high school will host seven service-dogs-in-training. The six puppies and one adult dog will be the constant companions of seven students who will care for and train them for more than a year. At the end of training, the service dogs will be given to disabled college students.   Read More

3 comments:

Logan said...

I just saw this in our local paper. I'm a little worried on what type of training support they have. I'll have to try and find out more...

Emily said...

Go to http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=college+bound+canines&aq=f to view this student working with the dog she has been training. These are the skills the dogs in the program will be taught. They will be taking their Star Puppy and Canine Good Citizen tests along with the service skills demonstrated. Titan also turns on and off light switches which is not pictured. They will have plenty of training support and you will be surprised what high school students can do.

Melissa Mitchell said...

Dear Emily,
thanks for the Link!