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Barcoding, Inc. Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name an Assistance Dog
By: Barcoding, Inc.
Each dog that SSD places is individually trained to mitigate their partner's disability and enhance their partner's life. Dogs can assist people with physical disabilities that impact mobility or balance, as well as people with psychiatric disabilities, autism, PTSD, and seizure disorders. SSD also trains hearing dogs to assist people with hearing impairments, as well as facility dogs.
Training starts from the moment a dog is born to set them up for future success. When Suzie was 9 weeks old, she joined her puppy raiser, who will spend the next 15-18 months teaching her good house manners, self-control, and over 20 different foundational cues. Suzie will then enter Advanced Training, where SSD's professional trainers will match her with her partner and individually train her in specific tasks specially designed for her partner's unique needs.
"In making the decision to work with SSD, Barcoding was drawn to the long-term partnership aspect of the program. By sponsoring a puppy, we are making an investment in that dog and in the ability for that dog to make a difference in someone's life", says Jody Costa, vice president of marketing for Barcoding.
"We're very happy to partner with Barcoding, Inc.," says Pam Foreman, SSD's Director. "People partnered with our assistance dogs report they are better spouses, parents, friends, students, employees, and community members. Dogs like SSD Suzie grow up to change lives."
Susquehanna Service Dogs is a program of Keystone Human Services and has been breeding, raising, training, and placing assistance dogs in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states since 1993. SSD is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.
About Barcoding, Inc.
Barcoding is a supply chain automation and innovation company that helps organizations be more efficient, accurate and connected. With extensive subject matter expertise in data capture, labeling and printing, and mobile computing, we are trusted to build and manage solutions for some of the best IT and operations teams in the world. Founded in 1998, Barcoding is headquartered in Baltimore, Md., with offices across North America (Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver). For more information, visit http://barcoding.com.
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