Tuscon Project Provides Training For Service Dogs
A Tuscon project that is dedicated in helping people with disabilities gain independence by teaching them to train their own dogs to be service dogs.
Handi-Dogs also trains Therapy Dogs for use in schools, hospitals and nursing homes.
This is just one example of the good work that they do that has seen the company hand-picked by numerous media outlets to receive a whole month of free advertisements.
Marty Fulton is one person that attends the project and she has been introduced to ten-year old Labrador Retriever, Luna. Luna mostly helps Marty to pick things up off the floor.
Speaking about her experiences Marty said: “I always had to be careful so I couldn’t sit unless I knew I had something to grab onto or a person to help me. And if I am on the floor, I can’t get up at all.”
Marty’s doctor suggested she should get a service dog after she was unfortunately diagnosed with a progressive spine problem.
Johanna Turnbull is the president of Handi-Dogs, speaking to local media, she said: “Handi-Dogs is a local nonprofit. We have been around for 40 years, and what we specialize in is teaching people with disabilities how to train their dogs to be their service dogs.”
“Service dogs can give their owners a certain level of independence, something that a human carer cannot do.”
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