Service Dog to “SURFice” Dog

Summary:

A dog handler trains her pet to be a service dog from the time it is a young puppy, only to find out that the dog has a knack for chasing birds. The owner is bummed until she finds out the dog has a gift for surfing! The dog then uses that skill to help a paralyzed young man raise money for his medical costs. The video has an inspiring ending when it shows the boy walking with assistance for the first time.

Debrief:

  • What does this story say about different people’s talents?
  • Why couldn’t the dog be a service dog?
  • How does the dog’s surfing abilities help people?