↠ The Right Dog for the Job: Ira's Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent | Comments: ( 861 ) | Date: ( Feb 29, 2020 )

Ira was not born to be an ordinary dog A few weeks after his birth, a foster puppy trainer with PawsAbilities, Canine Partners for People with Disabilities, took him home to begin his training as a Service Dog Service dogs help people who have a lot of difficulty moving around on their own To become one, Ira must learn how to retrieve dropped keys press a wheelchair siIra was not born to be an ordinary dog A few weeks after his birth, a foster puppy trainer with PawsAbilities, Canine Partners for People with Disabilities, took him home to begin his training as a Service Dog Service dogs help people who have a lot of difficulty moving around on their own To become one, Ira must learn how to retrieve dropped keys press a wheelchair sign to open doors ride a bus sit quietly in loud, distracting places and do many other difficult tasks Not many dogs can do all that Fortunately, Ira is smart and confident, and he is able to pass his Service Dog test Unfortunately, the new facility that Ira needs to attend for detailed training isn t ready What will happen to Ira Will he be able to learn a new career as a Guide Dog for the Blind This true story shows the immense impact service and guide dogs have on the lives of the disabled, and what it takes for them to have that impact Adorable, full color photographs bring children into Ira s life and let them connect with him in a very personal way See how sixth graders helped train Ira, and hear how they felt about the experience.


  • Title: The Right Dog for the Job: Ira's Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog
  • Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  • ISBN: 9780802789143
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

As a child, my favorite activity was exploring nature, especially finding animals like frogs, toads, and lizards I kept tropical fish, had a dog, and loved riding horses My love of animals led to a Ph.D degree from U.C Berkley in Zoology In grad school I met and married fellow student Greg Patent Our two sons, David and Jason, were born before we finished school I wanted to use my training and my knowledge, but I also wanted to raise my sons and be there for them when they needed me I decided that writing the kind of books I d always loved reading was a good solution to my dilemma, and that turned out to be true One of my favorite things is learning new stuff, and every time I tackle a new book project I get to indulge myself in that passion I m a lucky gal Fast forward to the present Our sons are grown and have their own families We live in Missoula, MT, where Greg is now a food writer thebakingwizard and a radio personality httpp mtpr look for Food Guys My writing has expanded to other nonfiction topics, especially ones dealing with the Westward Expansion period of U.S history I ve taught writing classes in many venues, visited schools in most U.S states, attended many conferences for teachers and librarians, won a number of awards, and had great travel adventures in pursuit of my subject matter.



Comments The Right Dog for the Job: Ira's Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog

  • Cathy

    When I recently read the author's fantastic Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond, I was so impressed with the way it conveyed the information to the children without condescending to them. It made me wonder what other books of the authors I might enjoy. This book, about Ira's journey from service dog to guide dog, seemed right up my alley. I have friends who've tried to train their own service dogs and I'm somewhat aware of what a task it can be. I knew the author w [...]


  • babyhippoface

    This is a nice look at the life of a young dog being trained to be a service dog, then a guide dog. Interesting reading alongside crisp photos of the adorable pup in action.


  • Kristi Maurer

    This is a very touching book about the life and training of Ira, a golden retriever. The author takes you through his puppy years, and walks you through his years as trainers prepare him to be a service dog and later, a guide dog. Children will enjoy the parts that describe a class of sixth graders who help in the training. Readers will have the opportunity to celebrate at the end of the book when Ira is reunited with the children two years later at their eighth grade graduation. I would use thi [...]


  • Tricia

    Book discusses how dogs are trained from birth as working dogs. training to placement. Includes large, colorful photos to demonstrate points.


  • J

    Great non-fiction read on the training of a service dog. My students and I enjoyed it.


  • Karen White

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  • Tracey Jo Williams

    Story about how dogs can become service dogs and what they do.


  • Justine

    it is good and it has informaition


  • Lacey

    My daughter died this book out but she is two and this one was very wordy. We will have to try again in a few years. Still very cute! Love golden retrievers and love dogs, hence why she picked it.


  • Beth

    This is an inspiring tale. Children love to learn about Ira and the photographs.


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