Bus drivers from across the state of Ohio traveled to Solon High School in Cleveland for the 35th year of the Ohio Pre-Service Bus Driver Training Program. But this would be the very first year they would have the opportunity to include a service dog in their drills.
4 Paws alums Bobo and his girl Danielle traveled with their family from Dayton, Ohio to participate in the training, where bus drivers refreshed their skills and took their training levels beyond that of state requirements. The program takes place over a few days and includes road tests and simulations.
Danielle and Bobo even took part in a fire simulation, where the bus was filled with smoke. The driver was responsible for getting all the passengers safely off the bus, including Danielle and her service dog. Her parents, Kimberly and Mike Bish are in hopes that training exercises such as these helps add to the drivers’ confidence and knowledge.
At the end of the program, Danielle and her family were awarded a plaque in token of their willingness to volunteer for the training. Click on the picture of it below to see the video and the full story.
Way to go Danielle, Bobo and family!