Fridays with FAITH: Introducing Ben & RED!
Please put your paws together and join us in welcoming our newest faith Cares sponsored service dog RED!
RED joins faith Cares sponsored veteran Ben Miller after the sudden passing of his first service dog FELIPE in 2019. RED is an energetic 1-year old half American Standard and half English Crème Golden Retriever.
Ben & RED teamed up in May of last year and they bonded right away. It was not long before they got to work with self-training! Ben is integrating standard training commands such as sit, down, come, and stay with training for his medical disabilities. Ben has already taught RED how to recognize and alert him when his right hand begins to tic. When RED notices the tic, he begins to lick and gently bite at Ben’s hand to alert Ben that it could be the onset of a seizure.
In order to socialize RED, this team spends a lot of time in public spaces and around children. It is important to Ben that RED gets comfortable in public because Ben is very active in his local community and enjoys his volunteer work at a local elementary school. RED is catching on quickly and eager to learn all the new things Ben is integrating into training!
Through conditioning RED as a service dog to suit his own personal needs, reinforcing positive behaviors and continually integrating the learned commands in day-to-day life, Ben looks forward to having all of RED’s Public Access Training completed very soon! maCares is so excited to see what the future holds for this team!
maCares would not be able to make a difference in the lives of others without your continued support. Please visit our website and social media sites to get involved so together we can help more service/guide dog teams and rescued animals in need! We hope to see you soon at an maCares event!
Wags & licks,