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Good, Hardworking Doggos Take Trip to Disneyland

Only dogs could make ‘the happiest place’ on Earth better.

Audrey Bowers

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What could make ‘the happiest place on Earth’ even happier?

The answer to that question would be dogs, specifically service dogs.

These four pups may looks as though they are doing nothing more than taking a lovely family vacation, but don’t be fooled. These good doggos are in training to grow up and become service dogs someday.

The trip to Disneyland is preparing these dogs for situations they may not usually deal with: such as getting through large crowds, staying focused while around a bunch of rambunctious children and working longer days (with breaks of course)

“This trip benefited them in that they were exposed to a lot of sounds that they don’t normally hear outside of Disneyland, crowds, lots of kids running around, waiting in lines (all the rides at Disneyland have two kennels so the dogs can take a break while their handlers ride), and long days (with lots of breaks). All the puppies that attended handled Disneyland like pros. We start training and exposing the puppies to things at a young age so they are prepared for these types of trips,” Laura Allen, one of the volunteer puppy raisers who attended the trip with Disney-loving dogs, told PEOPLE.

These dogs are trained from 8 weeks old to 18 or 20 months with Canine Companions for Independence until they are old enough to be trained formally.

The service dogs even got to meet some of Disney’s most well known characters, including  Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Chip and Dale after training and enjoying treats.

 

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Audrey Bowers is a creative writing major at Ball State University. She enjoys writing for CMN as well as for her school's newspaper and other publications. You'll probably find her drinking iced coffee and retweeting pictures of corgis.

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