Barcoding, Inc. Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name a Second Assistance Dog
By: Barcoding, Inc.
Each dog Susquehanna Service Dogs places is individually trained to support their partner and enhance their 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.
SSD Suzie, the first dog named by Barcoding, Inc., was recently placed as a companion dog, where she provides comfort, companionship, and motivation for family members. Although companion dogs differ from assistance dogs in that they don't have public access and aren't necessarily trained in specific tasks, they still change lives.
SSD Atlas is just beginning his training to become an assistance dog. Training starts from the moment a dog is born to set them up for future success. SSD Atlas is currently with his puppy raiser, who will spend the next 15-18 months teaching him good house manners, self-control, and over 20 foundational cues. Atlas will then enter Advanced Training, where SSD's professional trainers will match him with his partner and individually train him in specific tasks specially designed for her partner's unique needs.
"Our partnership with SSD directly supports our mission to positively impact our communities. Our employees, partners, and customers all loved getting to know Suzie and seeing her graduate as a companion dog. Now, we are excited to support SSD Atlas on his path to become an assistance dog. Atlas is a special name to us – it was the code name for the engineering effort that launched our new IntelliTrack®
"We're very happy to partner with Barcoding, Inc. again," says Deb Tack, SSD's Director. "It takes a community to raise, train, and place assistance dogs. Dogs like Atlas grow up to change lives, helping people do things they never thought were possible."
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 www.barcoding.com.