My Mutt Stories: Dozer
My Mutt of the Month... "Dozer"
Dozer went through two shelters before finding a place with us, at first just as a family dog. Two years later, I had become increasingly ill with a condition similar to MS. I was wheelchair bound with limited hand control. Discovery Dogs began assistance dog training with Dozer. Initially we just thought he would be trained to pick things up from the floor. Today he does dozens of service dog tasks, including opening and closing doors, helping me dress, turning on lights, and his favourite job of all--taking clean clothes out of the dryer and putting them in a basket. The picture captures his "Oh, boy, it's laundry day!" smile perfectly.
The photographer was great, and both Dozer and I had a really fun time in the session. Discovery Dogs does an amazing job of training dogs for people with disabilities. Dozer's training has made so much difference in both our lives. I also want to say thank you to Pet Food Express for doing the MyMutt program to support the many wonderful organizations helping companion animals. It is a really creative approach.