A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful Havanese puppy, aptly named…”Sweetie!” Her humans say they named her that because she is just the sweetest thing, and after meeting her we would have to agree. She turned out to be quite the model as well. Her black and white coat was gorgeous, accented by a lovely pink and red bow. What a pretty girl!
Sweetie is more than just a pretty face though, she’s smart too. Beauty AND brains! At just 6 months old she is very well trained and on her way to becoming a service dog. While Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers are the most common breeds of service dogs, Havanese seem to be a good fit for the role as well. They are natural companion dogs and are also easy to train. Sweetie was no exception to this, she was a very well behaved girl and friendly as can be!
Service dogs assist people with many different types of disabilities. This can include people who use a wheelchair, have balance issues, have various types of autism, or people with psychiatric disabilities. Some of the tasks that service dogs help with are retrieving objects, opening and closing doors, turning light switches on and off, barking when help is needed and other specific tasks that may be needed by a person with a disability. Beyond that though, they are a constant companion, there to provide comfort and a sense of calm. Aren’t dogs amazing animals?
We just know that Sweetie is going to make an amazing service dog!!!