A future service dog named Yahoo was taken to Disneyland as part of his training. While he was there he got his caricature drawn, which was a perfect opportunity for him to learn patience and obedience. A couple spotted Yahoo and couldn’t resist taking a photograph. They sent the picture to their 26-year-old daughter Katie who decided to share it on Twitter, and when she did, well, people just couldn’t handle it.
The pooch lives in San Marcos, California, with a volunteer who has been teaching the doggie basic obedience and socialization tricks. Everything is to prepare Yahoo to help a person with disabilities. The doggie is from Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that helps breed and train service dogs, who are then offered to people with disabilities for free. By February 2017, the dog should be able to “open a door, turn on a light switch, [and] pull a wheelchair,” Jeanine Konopelski, a spokesperson for CCI, told BuzzFeed News.
Asked about taking assistance dogs to Disneyland, Konopelski said: “That’s a perfect training and socialization for one of our dogs to get used to waiting and sitting at attention.” Apparently, being among so many distractions proves whether the dog is ready to focus his full attention on the person the pooch is assigned to assist.
Do you already wonder how your dog would deal with Disney attractions? Well, keep on wondering, as Disneyland allows service dogs only! Well, at least for now…
Meet a future service dog named Yahoo who was taken to Disneyland as part of his training
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