Another team for HSDM!!!!

sheepco(MN z4)September 30, 2007

WoooHooo! My second chance to help train a Service Dog team for Hearing and Service Dogs of MN turned out sucessfully today when JJ and Kao (the lab) passed their certification!

JJ fractured his C3,C4 in a boating accident July 4, 2001 and is paralyzed except for limited use of his arms. He works as a telephone operator for Walmart in a town about an hour from me.

Kao getting told "leave it" during the public access part of certification....

Kao holds his stay when a strange dog passes by...

What a pair!

I'm so proud of them, thanks for looking! S

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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

There are so many things you have helped make better it's impossible to mention them all. I am so glad there are people like you out there. Thank you. Sandy

    Bookmark   October 1, 2007 at 2:42AM
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Sarah, you're so awesome! JJ and Kao look so happy together (LOVE that last pic!), thanks to you. *sniffle* Way to go! You deserve to be proud, lady!


    Bookmark   October 1, 2007 at 10:55AM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

Most of us (myself including) talk about making a difference. But few actually do. Thanks for being you.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2007 at 11:39PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Wow Sarah! Such a profound life altering change for the good because of your dedication. You truly have been blessed and pass that blessing along to others. :-)

    Bookmark   October 2, 2007 at 7:57AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Thank you all, but the real trainers are the puppy raisers, foster homes and trainers at HSDM, I just guide the client through the learning once the dog is ready!

It is a great big warm fuzzy for me when they don't need me anymore! And I can't imagine NOT doing it, I'd hate the thought that even one person couldn't get a hearing or service dog 'cause they couldn't find someone out here in the sticks to help once they got the dog home.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2007 at 8:38AM
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