The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook page when I happened upon this video. I couldn’t wait to share it on my blog. The dog on this video, Jesse, is astounding at all the useful tricks he can do.
Although I do not know exactly what the story is behind the video, Jesse displays the tasks that service dogs are capable of performing. There are many different types of service dogs and the one that Jesse displays best is a mobility assistance dog. Even mobility assistance dogs may be taught a variety of different tasks depending upon the individual’s needs. Some of the tasks a mobility assistance dog can be taught are
• Opening and closing doors
• Bringing necessary items to you
• Picking things up off the floor that you drop
• Turning lights on and off
• Closing cabinet doors
• Helping you undress
• Helping you get up off the floor
• Providing balance and stability
I do not know when Jesse began his training, but most service dogs begin their training at 10 weeks old. Initially, the dogs are trained basic obedience skills and they are exposed to a lot of different experiences. They are taken out into the public a lot. They must get used to crowds of people, wheelchair and stroller wheels, loud noises, and maybe even public transportation.
As you can also see in the video, many trainers use treats to assist and reward the dog learning the task. As you may also notice, Jesse seems to enjoy being of service. You can see Jesse is enthusiastic and completes chores with a big smile on his face. Imagine how bored he would be without all these wonderful useful tricks to do for his family.
Thanks for reading! And don’t forget, I have been approved for a mobility assistance dog through Little Angels Service Dogs, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit agency. We are volunteering to help raise the $10,000.00 (the average cost for the 600 hours training per service dog). Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Little Angels Service Dogs, no matter how small. We cannot thank you enough for your help, even it is a good thought, love, or a prayer sent our way!
You can do this by clicking the link below and scroll down to the section about me, Pamala and hit the donation button below my story.
Thanks and many blessings,
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