Thursday, December 6, 2012

Therapy Dog and Person with a disability Communicate through iPad

You don't need to be able to speak to communicate with a service dog. Dogs will accept anything as a cue as long as it is consistent and the dog is rewarded for responding.What I like most about this video is near the end the young women chooses to pet the dog as well as give her a treat!

3 comments:

Amber said...

Do you know what kind of harness the therapy dog is wearing, it seems sort of odd, with a piece of fabric under the throat?

Melissa Mitchell said...

Dear Amber,
The dog in the video is wearing an ID Bandanna and an Easy Walk Harness which is front attachment no-pull harness.
Hope this helps.
Melissa

Shannon Chastaine said...

This is fantastic! Great dog and what a brilliant use of technology.