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Wyoming has been trained to respond to more than 40 advanced commands. She helps Hunter, who has cerebral palsy, with all of his daily needs—from tugging off his socks to opening doors and picking up things on the floor. She even helps Hunter button his shirt and can hand him the end of her own leash.
After submitting an application and completing a face-to-face interview, they were placed on a waiting list for five years. Melody said they coped with the long wait through the support of friends, family and co-workers. They understood that raising and training these dogs is no easy feat, and only four out of 10 dogs actually make it through the program.
Hunter said Wyoming was well worth the wait. She has already made a huge difference in his life—both physically and …