Kirah training Aslyn (Gordon Setter) at Sportsmans Warehouse. Working on 'stay' with distractions. Aslyn was young when we began classes. Aslyn has grown up to be a wonderful addition to the family and a great pet. Aslyn really loves Kirah, see his leg over Kirah's?
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I just wanted to pass on some information to anyone interested in getting a service dog. We're so happy to be bringing one of these amazing animals home for my son Matthew.
Kruizer, a year old yellow Lab, has been specially trained as an autism dog and will help with things like meltdowns ( he’s trained to go up and nuzzle Matthew when he's agitated), help him stay on task by bringing Matthew his clothes and other things to him instead of me having to verbally remind him all the time, and he'll even wake Matthew up in the morning.
My son is so very excited and is enjoying the training work we’re doing. He’s now showing a big interest in dog behavior and training techniques. During one session in a nearby mall, he even noticed an added perk. Some teenage girls came up to him, gushing about how cute his dog was. Matthew grinned from ear to ear saying that his dog was really going to come in handy in a couple of years when he was ready for all this female attention.
We know Kruizer will be a wonderful companion and a good social bridge for Matthew. He is so calm, gentle and well trained. Just his presence will also help to reduce anxiety. We're planning on him going to school with Matthew to help with transitioning into the new school year.
The name of the organization that is giving us Kruizer is Klassi Kritters and the owner is awesome! Her name is Deborah Larson. Her dog is having puppies sometime in the next week or so and I think she'll be looking for families to place some of them with. You can email her at email@example.com.
Mom to Matthew