Canadian Service Dogs Had To Watch A Live Musical As Part Of Their Training, And Their Photo Goes Viral

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K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs is a full-service training facility based in Ontario, Canada. At this training facility, the employees train service dogs to meet their handlers’ individual needs via their unique service dog support program.

The initial stages of the program include repetitive obedience and socialization training. Then, the dog progresses into the final stage, where they demonstrate their obedience.

When they leave the training facility, the dogs are well-mannered, outgoing, confident, and friendly with people, kids, and other animals. K-9 Country Inn heavily trains service dogs because they need to assist their handlers in their daily activities. Further, the dogs need to have the skills to save their owner’s life if necessary.

As part of their two-year program, the future service dogs of K-9 Country Inn are given a special task: watching Billy Elliot the Musical at the Stratford Festival. Seemingly, this exercise prepares the service dogs to accompany their handlers anywhere.

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Inside the 1,800-seat theater, the dogs quietly watch the entire show amongst the other patrons. Theater etiquette requires them to sit still and remain quiet, a task that can be difficult for curious dogs.

The service dogs are expected to sit at their handler’s feet while they enjoy the show. However, some of the dogs did sneak a peek while the performance was underway. Luckily, they were caught on camera.

According to the head trainer, the dogs did a great job, and they were able to get through the show in their best behavior. Regardless, these wholesome photos will make you giggle because these dogs are so cute.

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