DWW Wilbur: Service dog in training
DWW Wilbur is one of the many service dogs in training through Dogs with Wings. The program trains Labradors for many services such as companion dogs, seeing-eye dogs, victim service dogs and court dogs. The non-profit uses Labradors because they are known as family dogs and will love anyone with food. Wilbur has been staying with Nanja Struck and her family home since last December.
Photos by Kendra Crighton
Published on December 1, 2015
DWW (Dogs with Wings) Wilbur sits patiently waiting for a command. He is wearing his service jacket.
Nanja Struck explains that Wilbur is referred to as DWW Wilbur in order to emphasize that he is a service dog.
In Shoppers Drug Mart, DWW Wilbur pops his head out while waiting for a command to walk down the aisle.
DWW Wilbur finally sits still, turns his attention to Nanja Struck and waits for her command.
Kim Jeanette is the lead trainer with Dogs with Wings. She leads the puppy classes.
Dogs with Wings trains many different dogs.
Nanja Struck gives DWW Wilbur a treat and tries to get him to sit still for a picture. Treats are used to reinforce good behaviour.