From our trainer, Beverly, who is keeping up with Wounded Warrior, Christopher, who suffers from PTSD, and his SD, Maggie.
“We reviewed Maggie’s basic skills since it has been a few months since she passed her PAT and Maggie did great. The bond between Maggie and Christopher is very apparent. She watches him in everything she does and follows his movements. Although she moves slowly (her normal demeanor is very laid back), Christopher says she can get playful at home; she is just not the excitable type. With the birth of their new baby (Piper Willis) last month, Maggie has done a fantastic job adapting to the new addition! Christopher wanted to work on “cover” for his upcoming trip to KS for a VA appointment. He says Maggie does very well at the airport and on the plane, except for take-off when she shows some anxiety and restlessness, but settles once the plane is in the air.
We practiced both front and back cover, as well as having her sit between his legs and look out when he is seated. Maggie picked up the skill fairly quickly and Christopher said he would be practicing with her daily until the trip.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTOPHER AND HIS WIFE ON THE BIRTH OF PIPER!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK WITH MAGGIE!