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Tanya and Regina

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Tanya lost her first CPL service dog, Elsie, fairly suddenly last winter. The months since then have been long, painful and lonely. At CPL we shared her grief and were anxious to help her resume her more independent life. Tanya is a natural animal trainer with years of experience under her belt. She took Regina’s boundless energy and molded it with her expectations and quickly, they began to look like a team that had been together for years. They worked hard during the three weeks of Team Training, with Tanya doing a great job of giving clear directions and praising with enthusiasm. Regina eagerly responded and together they learned to effectively communicate.  They live nearby so we can watch them achieve their goals and have fun while caring for their farm animals (even the ducks Regina still isn’t too sure about) and doing their competitive carriage driving.