These Service Dogs Spent a Day at Disneyland and the Photos Are Adorable
Disneyland is the most magical place on earth. That doesn’t mean humans are the only ones who can enjoy it. Recently, a group of service dogs got to have some fun in the park. A group of dogs working with Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit group that provides highly trained assistance dogs to help people with disabilities for free, got to take a field trip to Disneyland.
This may look like a fun trip, but these dogs were busy at work.
Disneyland is a pretty stimulating environment, which means there are plenty of distractions for these dogs: the smells, the people, the characters. It wouldn’t take much for a working dog to forget he is at work and start playing around and running wild in the park.
They are being trained to maintain their composure in any setting. No matter where they are, they need to be able to work with their owners and be completely focused on their needs. If they can stay focused at Disneyland, they can stay focused anywhere.
Of course, it can’t be all work and no play for these pups. After all, they are still learning, and they deserve to have a few breaks every now and then. Their trainers gave them a chance to enjoy the park, too.
One of the handlers, Kendra Clark, says meeting the characters was the dogs’ favorite part of the trip.