She’ll crack you up.
Get to know our featured dog in training
Nickname: Willabeast, Willa Bean
Breed: Black Labrador retriever
Source: Silver State Service Dogs, a nonprofit organization in Henderson, Nevada, that provides purpose-bred service dogs for people in need, with veterans a priority.
Identifying feature: Otter tail with rotary wag (so-called “otter tails,” which are heavy at the base and tapered at the end, function as a rudder, allowing Labs to maneuver in water when retrieving birds or sticks).
Personality: Sweet, loving, and playful.
Superpower: Makes people laugh and feel joyful.
Silliest habit: Snorts when cuddling and carries stuffed toy in her mouth when excited.
Favorite thing she’s learning: Playgroups are fun, and people give great tummy rubs!
Favorite cue: “All Done,” which means Willa can be released from a “Place” or “Sit/Stay” cue and have some fun!
Best quality: Very loving and affectionate.
Happiest moment: Any time her trainer, Deborah, is interacting with her.
Future outlook: Possible future as a professional therapy dog.
Quote from Willa: “Hold my binky, please, while I snuggle with this lovely person.”