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Betty Anderson

“Thank you very, very much for training Sparkle for me. As you know, I would not have been able to keep her without the training because she is so energetic. She is still very active at home, but controllable and is a totally different dog when she knows she is working.

I have had many questions and comments about how beautiful and well-behaved Sparkle is, especially since she is so young. People see her instead of the wheelchair and my disability and they seem to be completely at ease with talking to me. She is a wonderful companion and I am so glad I can take her places with me.

So far Sparkle and I haven’t had to face any problems about entering business places. I am hoping this is a sign that business people are becoming better educated to the fact that service dogs are to be allowed anywhere that people with disabilities go. Although I am sure we will eventually meet someone who will try to stop us from entering their establishment, I am fully prepared to educate them to the law.

Yesterday we had lunch at Jillian’s at Peabody Place, then last night we went to the Orpheum. One of the ushers saw Sparkle panting during the performance and brought her a cup of water during intermission.

Thank You again for training Sparkle.”

~ Betty Anderson