teaching assistance dogs to read

ilmbgJune 15, 2009

I was surfing the other nite- I got on an assistance dog site, and was so surprised to watch a video where they were teaching PUPPIES to read! I know adult dogs can be taught to read commands, but this was about a 3 month old yellow lab. He read 'sit', 'lie down'. Pretty smart I think, when I am still teaching housebreaking at this age usually!

Anybody know of any other sites/places where I can see more about this? I couldn't Google anything else.

Thanks

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chicagocanine

I saw an article about this in the Whole Dog Journal, it explained how to train it:
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/9_10/features/Dog_Training_15849-1.html

The founder of that assistance dog org. also has a book out called "Teach Your Dog to Read".

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 10:32PM
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ilmbg

chicago- I looked online for a used book but could not find one for less than $25
If I can find a better price I will buy it- it will be interesting to read!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 11:52PM
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