Patriot Paws

UNT students help train service dogs for veterans

Tue, Apr 18, 2017 - 4:53am

By Lauren Zakalik

DENTON, Texas – Behavioral analysis students at the University of North Texas are taking dogs with minor behavioral issues and working to combat them, so the dogs can become successful service dogs for veterans.

It was just a few short months ago, where situations having lots of strangers and lots of action would have scared Drill Bit, a two-year-old yellow lab.

"He was just fearful and uncertain about new situations," explained Jessica Winne, who's been training him.

That was an issue, because Drill Bit is training to become a military service dog through Patriot Paws, an...