ICYMI: We had some pawsitivly adorable audience members from K-9 Country Inn Service Dogs during last weeks Relaxed Performance of #sfBillyElliot. Our Next Relaxed Performance is #sfNeverending on October 2nd. https://t.co/xaBwx65W8Jpic.twitter.com/otyNjm5pUS
— Stratford Festival (@stratfest) August 15, 2019
About a dozen soon-to-be service dogs attended an August performance of Billy Elliot: The Musical. Apparently, attending a musical was a part of their training on how to behave when they’re with their owners in the theatre.
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The dogs… silently sat and watched the musical, which took place at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada.
The event was part of a two-year training program by K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs according to head trainer Laura MacKenzie.
She told CNN that the future service dogs have been touring zoos, subways and crowded fairs to get them used to the unfamiliar lights and sounds, rapid movements and busy crowds they might encounter with their handler.
MacKenzie says that they were “pleasantly surprised” that all of their dogs were great — no one made a noise, and everyone did their jobs very well.
(Image Credit: Stratford Festival/ Twitter)