Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Henson Earns his "Service Dog in Training" Vest

Henson Earns his "Service Dog in Training" Vest For those of you who have been following the blogs about Henson and I, we have reached a new milestone. Henson just graduated his third class and in addition, earned his Service Dog in Training Vest. I had no idea he was going to get his vest that day and I was thrilled that our work together has been fruitful. Henson and I have been in training for five months straight now. He will continue classes after the holidays, but our training together continues daily. 

Henson Earns his "Service Dog in Training" Vest

Henson Earns his "Service Dog in Training" Vest

It has been an amazing experience to now have a service animal (in training) who can go anywhere with me. We have gone to the movies, restaurants, inside stores, and walked around the beach. Each experience is new for both of us, but for a puppy who just turned eight months old, Henson has impressed me beyond belief. He stays right by my side, helps pull me upstairs and helps me get down stairs, he does not react to other people or animals when working. He is calm and responsive to my commands. I am so lucky to have him. 

Henson Earns his "Service Dog in Training" Vest

We are both learning how to work with each other and we have a long way to go, but it is a rewarding experience for sure. More to come on our training and adventures.

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