From Service Dog to Surfer Dog (VIDEO)
Yesterday we showed you a service dog trained to help her wheelchair-bound mistress do the things she couldn’t do for herself. You agreed that we need to train more dogs for this kind of service.
Well, here is Ricochet, born into a puppy prodigy’s early learning program where dogs learn to provide help. Watch as she learns to open doors, turn on lights, and fetch and perform the other tasks that will make all the difference to a disabled person.
But wait. Ricochet decides what she really likes to do in life — chase birds. And service dogs can’t chase birds.
So Ricochet drops out of the service training program and learns to do something else she really enjoys — surfing. And this new skill is put to great use when she starts fundraising for causes and earns $10,000 for a paraplegic surfer.
How’s that for service?
Photo credit: Cynr