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"May I have this dance?" George and Bella

"May I have this dance?" George and Bella

Communication is critical between service dogs and partners

Having pluperfect manners is critical for any service dog. As is being properly dressed for the occasion.

Many people don’t realize that any dog that does not behave may be asked to leave anywhere, regardless of having – or not having – the title of “service dog”.

In this picture we have George, service dog for 11-year-old Bella who lives with Morquio Syndrome. George was given the AKC/ACE Award as the #1 service dog in 2015. It’s interesting to see the communication between Bella and George. This bond is very critical for a successful relationship. Bella takes complete care of George, snd he is 100% attentive to her needs. He is her passport to a life not dominated by her disability, and he loves his job!

– Carlene White, founder of Service Dog Project in Ipswich, MA. The organization trains and places Great Danes with people who live with Multiple Sclerosis, Friedreich’s ataxia, and veterans with disabilities.

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  • Meg

    S P D is a wonderful organization. I highly recommend visiting this site and getting to know the pups, the people and the rest of the menagerie!

  • Alyce in CT

    My day is not complete without watching (many times a day) the activities in and around SDP…. I’ve been watching since about a month after the cameras were installed..

  • Meg

    Where are of our followers? Please comment on how we are impacted!

  • boilerup – MI

    Everyday we see the great growth of these service dogs and service dogs-to-be. These dogs are opening doors that were previously closed to opportunities for so many…a true love story <3

  • Debbie G FL USA

    Another wonderful match is Hunter and Wendy, a young boy about the age of Bella, the first time I saw them at Dog Fest I realized what SDP was really about, he told his mom to not help him when he fell, which very often, but to let Wendy help. To watch her position herself where she could help him the most and the smile and the hug he gave her when he was standing again, all of us watching were in tears!