Carole is raising her second pup for Hero Dogs!
𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴: Hero Dogs Captain Norman Loftus Ream (Hero Dogs Norm)
𝗙𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗴𝘀 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺: He’s fearless! He is up for any kind of adventure.
𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗼𝗴𝘀 𝗜’𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗴𝘀: Hero Dogs Bernardo Vicente de Galvez (Hero Dogs Tito)
𝗛𝗼𝘄 & 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗴𝘀: In July 2018 I heard about a Hero Dogs orientation on a local list serve. My teenage daughter had always wanted a puppy, but we didn’t want the long term commitment. My 97 year old grandmother had just lost a yellow lab and knew it was unrealistic to get another dog. Raising a puppy for Hero Dogs seemed like a win win for a veteran and my family.
𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗜’𝗺 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗴𝘀: When I was between pups I took the advanced training dogs on outings. I really enjoyed working with three different dogs a week and seeing how each one learned differently.
𝗙𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀: Incorporating training into real life. I love to encourage the pups to apply their skills over many different situations and to help them feel that they are truly being helpful.
𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗴: The teenage years when male dogs want to sniff everything and sometimes seem to forget their training. Fortunately, they do outgrow this stage and become fine gentlemen.
𝗔 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗴𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆: The first time I accidentally dropped my keys at a store and Tito enthusiastically picked them up for me. Teaching him to retrieve had been a real challenge, and to have him willingly do it in real life was exciting.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗜’𝗺 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗴𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗿: Hearing about how Hero Dogs have changed the lives of their veterans, and seeing the huge potential for helping more in the future, I am so proud to be able to contribute my time and skills to raise a future service dog. It inspires me every day to see how the Hero Dogs staff, raisers, puppy sitters and other volunteers work together to support the dogs and each other so that each dog can reach his/her true potential.