Levi showing the ropes to Warrior Canine Connection's newest service dog in training. How do you think he's doing?
Dog Bless You supports nonprofits that pair service dogs with war veterans and individuals with disabilities. These are the stories of those whose lives have been changed by a service dog.
Posted 2 days ago
There are many funny stories that go with having a Dane as a service companion. Last night I found a typical incident funny and shared it when I got back inside. Lauri asked me to share with Casper fans.
We have steps from our Condo to the sidewalk. I made it down 3; the fourth apparently was challenging my neurons last night. So, while Casper did his usual wait for me to gather myself and ask him to step down this lone 4th step, my body followed in one big lump and hit the ground. As I rolled over and chuckled he reached down from beside me looked at me as if to say, “What’d ya do that for?” Then he gave me a “smoosh,” this is the mandatory first step before any Service Dog Project dog picks up their handler, from what I know of other’s experiences hitting the deck.
After that, I gathered his lead and correction collar from the pavement to put them back on; I pulled them off in the “crash.” He presented his head to the open loop of the chain and picked his head back up once around his neck. He then easily walked around in front of me and presented his brace. This all happened while I chuckled and brushed myself off, no words or commands were exchanged, just a simple understanding and a constant willingness to help. He picked me up and we proceeded to our last walk of the night.
Dan & Casper
Posted 3 weeks ago