DANA POINT, CA —There’s an 8-year-old golden retriever who lives for helping the disabled…learn to surf. You might see this golden dog on the golden coast of Huntington Beach, or assisting Surfers Healing with their One Perfect Day for children with autism in Dana Point. Wherever you see the Surf Dog, Ricochet, you’ll know this dog is living and helping others live a wonderful life. Puppy trainer Judy Fridono has changed the lives of many disabled southern Californians with her training service dogs, as well as her service dog, Ricochet. If there was ever a dog born to serve, Ricochet is it according to Fridono. As a puppy, she was entered into the Puppy Prodigies neonatal and early learning program where dogs start learning how to serve others even before they even open their eyes. “I focus on puppies from the time they are born until they are 7-weeks-old, that’s my specialty,” she said. Ricochet was trained to become a personal service dog for a person with a disability but when the spirited pup developed a habit for chasing birds, something that could be detrimental to someone relying on her, it seemed her future as a service dog was in… Read full this story
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