At Service Dog Project, the Great Danes are trained quite early. At two weeks, they begin bottle-feeding. This helps the dogs become close to humans. Shortly thereafter, they are spoon-fed, which helps them recognize their names and pay attention to humans. By the time they are old enough to be placed with a handler, they’ve already learned how to get on and off buses and function in public places. They will then have to learn how to match the handler’s stride. When the dogs are adopted, the new owner will spend 24 hours in a guest house getting to know the dog, along with a few days in training.
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