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Robert's formal graduation ceremony Formal graduation ceremony November 8, 2013.  
The April 2013 teams joined others for the 
recognition ceremony.   Congratulations to all.

Pictured Right: Joy congratulating Robert.
Stephanie passing Sergeant John's leash to Joe.

Stephanie passing Sergeant John's leash to Joe.

Luis with his dog Eli.

Luis with his dog Eli.

Steve and his dog Jack have been together several years, but were not able to attend a formal graduation.  This time Steve and Jack could join us, along with Steve's wife.

Steve and his dog Jack have been together several years,
but were not able to attend a formal graduation.
This time Steve and Jack could join us, along with Steve's wife.

Robert's dog Jesse.

Robert's dog Jesse.

Hank, Chad, and PatUPDATE:  Chad and his dog Hank graduated as a team October 2012.  This picture shows Chad, Hank, and Chad's wife Pat today.  Some of the tasks that Hank does for Chad:  taking clothes out of the dryer (we think this is more for Pat than Chad); brings the clothes basket to the bedroom (one of Hank's favorite tasks), helps bring in the groceries, and gets the phone.  Service dogs can always learn new things.  Currently Hank is learning to distinguish between fetching the phone and the remote.  

Chad and Pat love Hank so much and want to thank everyone involved with his training! 
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ongratulations to our April 2013 graduating teams. From left to right:  Jesse and Mark (Marine Corps veteran); Carl (Coast Guard veteran) and Ida; Chamois and Janice; JJ and Robert (Air Force veteran).
Carl and Ida
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Mark and Jesse
Robert and JJ
2012 Graduate Dogs

Our 2012 Graduates:  Dakota, Ida, Gary, Hank and Eli.  Thanks to our sponsor Terri Jacobson Photography for this wonderful picture that captures the individual personalities of each dog.


 
Kathy asking Gary to push the handicap button to open a door. pawprint_small.gif Kathy and Gary in Training
Duvonne and Eli working a door Duvonne and Eli exiting the mall as a team. pawprint_small.gif
Dana and Dakota at the park.pawprint_small.gif Dana and Dakota
Chad and Hank Hank waiting eagerly for a command from Chad.  "I'm ready. What do you want me to do?"  pawprint_small.gif