SUPER DOGS WATCH SUPERPOWER DOGS AT THE FERNBANK
Animals Deserve Better Inc |Paws for Life Service Dog Training took a field trip to Fernbank Museum. We wanted our handlers to see other working dogs and so we went to see the Superpower Dogs Movie at the Imax theatre. I thought it was a great idea and the dogs loved it too – service dogs and super hero dogs. The movie is fantastic, shows how dogs can find you in an avalanche, save wild animals in Africa from poachers, work with people who have disabilities, how dogs train to become part of an elite search and rescue team and also the coast guards highly trained water rescue group. Not a sound was heard during the entire movie from our 10 canines. We wondered through the museum playing pushing buttons in the Gigantic Fish exhibit and then went outside into the gardens. We found some areas on the raised walk ways to practice “paws up”, carry a dropped item of which Charlie with the Fernbank Brochure and Abi with her milkbone were impressive. Arriving at a great wooded play area we practiced walking over a rope bridge ( the rope we balanced on was about 3 or 4 inches in diameter – fantastic for core body workouts), crawling through a rope tunnel (easy for the dogs, we humans had to work at it) , climbing a metal (really tight and narrow) spiral staircase, climbing down and up through various holes cut into the play area and then out by a vertical ladder, and yes where we went we asked our dogs to go with us. Great agility and balance work was done by all. Very proud of the whole group, its events like this and the unusual things we find to do that helps us bond with our dogs, bringing trust, expertise and loyalty for both handler and canine.