Aired Sunday August 8th, 2010 at 6:30 pm on KUED HD Ch. 7.1
Millions of Americans with disabilities rely on hope to get them through the day; hope for gaining or reclaiming independence; and hope for an easier way to do everyday tasks. Each year hundreds of people with disabilities find just what they are looking for at organizations that train assistance dogs and match them with their new owners.
The documentary, Through a Dog's Eyes, follows the life-changing journey of recipients as they go through the heartwarming and sometimes difficult process of being matched with and training with their service dog. The program highlights the effective teaching methods of Jennifer Arnold, founder of one of the nation's largest service dog organizations, Canine Assistants. Through a Dog's Eyes airs on KUED, Sunday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The program looks at dogs and their interactions with humans in a whole new light. Interviewed is world renowned canine expert, Dr. Ádám Miklósi, founder of the Family Dog Research Project in Budapest, Hungary. Miklósi analyzes Arnold's training methods and discusses how science supports the important training process of service dogs. These training techniques, philosophies and explanations are interwoven with the stories of 5 persons with disabilities and the heartwarming journey they experience in receiving their service dog.
"This film will change the way people think about their own dogs," says executive producer Naomi S. Boak, "Through a Dog's Eyes shows the importance of the human-canine bond and how, when fostered, that bond can grow into a beautiful, life-changing relationship."
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