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Through a Dog’s Eyes

In Animal News on April 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

You might want to make sure you have a handkerchief handy before sitting down to watch the PBS documentary Through a Dog’s Eyes.

Emmy Award winner Naomi Boak gives the viewer an inside and deeply personal look at the day-to-day lives of four families struggling with disabilities as they look for a bit of hope in the form of a service dog.

Through a Dog’s Eyes illustrates the importance of the human-canine bond and how, when fostered, that bond can grow into a beautiful, life-changing relationship,” said Boak.

The film follows four people in need of lifelong help and support: Bryson, a veteran of Iraq who was paralyzed in a car accident after he returned home; Aiden, a 6-year-old boy with a zest for life despite his cerebral palsy along with Destiny, who is suffering from constant low-level seizures, and twins Chase and Connor, who are dealing with a form of palsy known as spastic diplegia. They find their forever canine companions with the help of Jennifer Arnold, founder of service dog organization Canine Assistants.

Sponsored by Milk-Bone and narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, star of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother and a dog lover as well, Through a Dog’s Eyes airs April 21st on PBS. This documentary has been described as “heart-warming,” “inspiring,” and one that will “change the way people think about their own dogs. –Brendan Quealy

  1. I am thrilled that this documentary is being aired and look forward to watching it. For your viewers that want to learn more about how veteran’s and others have benefitted from the healing power of psychiatric service dogs check out the first book written on this topic, “Healing Companions:Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power To Transform Lives,” By Jane Miller, LISW, CDBC. Healing Companions is filled with compelling stories of those whose lives were transformed due to their PSD and discover a wealth of information about PSDs providing in the references and appendices of this powerful book. Enjoy. http://www.healing-companions.com. For more information contact the author Jane Miller, LISW, CDBC at jmiller@oberlin.net.

  2. Can’t wait to see this….I’ll be on my couch with my dogs and a box of tissues!

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