Training Service Dogs in College

Jul 21, 2011

Frank Wiseman’s organic chemistry class at Georgetown College has two unusual students in attendance this summer semester. The two “students” sit on the floor, quietly listen to the lectures on electrons and molecular weight, and when class ends walk out on all fours. Graham, an 8-month-old golden retriever-poodle mix, and Romeo, a 6-month-old labradoodle, are training to become service dogs. Organic chemistry students Katie Skarvan and Stefanie Hadley, who raise puppies, bring Graham and Romeo to class with them as part of the socializing training.