Features October 2014 Issue

The First Year in the Life and Training of a Hearing-Alert Service Dog

Candidates for service-dog training need to be confident, curious, resilient, and able to calm themselves when excited. Lulu has these qualities in spades.

The First Year in the Life and Training of a Hearing-Alert Service Dog

Meet Lulu. Lulu is a Havanese-mix puppy, just about a year old. In many ways she is a typical adolescent pup: outgoing, social, and full of enthusiasm for life. But there is something special about Lulu. She is in training to be a service dog. When Lulu is fully trained, she will be a hearing-alert dog for her human companion, Sara Walsh.

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