These puppers are on their way to being star service dogs – but they have to put in the work first.
The nonprofit Puppy Prodigies Neo-Natal and Early Learning Program trains little hounds to become service dogs. By the time the pups are 12 weeks old, they already know how to open the fridge, unzip a jacket, turn on a light switch, and fetch the mail.
“Working with puppies at this neo-natal and early age instills a deep rooted bond to humans, gives them a solid foundation for all future endeavors, builds confidence, fosters enthusiasm for training, instills a willingness to be of service (in the case of a working dog future), reduces the possibility of a mature dog ending up in a shelter because of behavioral issues, and so much more,” says the organization.
Ricochet the surf dog – famous for assisting kids with disabilities and veterans with PTSD – is just one of many pups who has completed the program.
Not only is it good for the dogs, but it’s also adorable for us humans to watch as well.
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