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Students Team With 4 Paws for Ability To Train Service Dog

By May 5, 2012 July 20th, 2012 No Comments

Since 2009, Wittenberg students have being playing a critical role in preparing dogs for service to others, thanks to Sarah Kelly, vice president for enrollment management and dean of students.

“I read an article about the 4Paws program on CNN.com and when I learned that the program is based in Xenia, I arranged a meeting with Karen, the executive director, to discuss the possibility of starting a student handler-trainer program here,” Kelly said. “Wittenberg’s program started with four dogs in the spring of 2009.

“Since then, we’ve trained close to 40 dogs,” Kelly added. “It has become a student-led initiative, and I serve solely as an advisor—the students do it all, and I’m really proud of the job they do.”

Read the story on Wittenberg’s website.