• Pairing with Lovey, A Canine at Her Peak

    5 monthes ago - By Assistance Dogs of the West

    Having the leash of an intelligent, majestic canine placed around your wrist for the first time is both breathtaking and terrifying.
    Think for a minute about an ADW assistance dog. These dogs are cared for like kings and queens. They are fed excellent food, groomed to perfection, and allowed to freely romp and play. They receive the highest quality of training, and are continually assessed and reassessed for their abilities. They are canine champions at the pinnacle of their performance.
    How do you match that level of canine perfection with someone who has a physical disability? How can...
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