For many people, man’s best friend serves an invaluable role.
Service dogs allow many to live their lives to the fullest, but the dogs aren’t born ready to work, many hours are put into preparing dogs for duty.
“We start out with our normal, typical routine. We go out side, we eat breakfast we go to class and get tons of questions in class. Everyone wants to see and pet Bella,” said WVU student Morgan Syring. “When she was a puppy it was it was a little hard, she didn’t want to sit still, but she’s progressed so much.”
At 5-months old, Bella, an adorable yellow lab, is a working dog in training. Bella is one of a dozen four-legged friends in the Hearts of Gold program being trained by West Virginia University students.
“Very few of the dogs all the way through to a true service dogs,” said program director Matthew Wilson. “A lot of the end up as just very well trained dogs. They start very young we get them as puppies and get them started early with basic commands.”
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