In the video “Raising up Layla Learning,” Alicia, a volunteer puppy raiser for the Mobility Service Dogs West Coast Project, introduces Layla, a four-month-old puppy she is raising to become a mobility service dog. Alicia shares her experience of having Layla in her home and the joy of working on Layla’s basic training including commands like sit, shake, and deck. She also looks forward to the day when Layla will be able to perform tasks such as retrieving items, opening and closing doors, and even opening refrigerators to help someone with mobility needs.
Alicia’s enthusiasm for raising Layla stems from witnessing the profound impact that service dogs have on individuals with mobility challenges. She is committed to providing Layla with a strong foundation so that she will be able to bring independence and assistance to her future handler. As Layla continues to grow and learn, Alicia is excited to see her develop into a skilled and compassionate service dog, ready to make a meaningful impact in someone’s life.
Video “Raising up Layla Learning” was uploaded on 09/17/2020 by Mobility Service Dogs- West Coast Project Youtube channel.