Service pups are incredibly important for people with special needs. Unlike emotional support pups, therapy pups are working pups and must be specially trained. Most potential service pups are also usually bred for the right temperament and personality. This is to ensure that their future owner can get the best out of their furry helper.
Hammer Head the English Bulldog happens to be a service pup in training! Once he has completed and successfully passed his training, he will be given over to his waiting owner, who is a disabled veteran. But first, he needs to master some very basic obedience commands – heel and stay!
The difference between basic obedience commands for normal pups and service pups is that service pups are expected to be 100% reliable. In other words, when in working mode, they cannot allow themselves to be distracted from their job by anyone or anything. Luckily for his future owner, Hammer Head is doing a fine job!
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