The other day, my family and I watched a PBS Documentary that came out a couple of years ago. It is called Through a Dog’s Eyes.
Oh – wow! What an amazing journey this film takes you on. It tells the story of three or four families dealing with disabilities and their experience in finding an assistance dog that will help them cope and live a more normal life.
The dogs in this film are incredible. We all know how wonderful dogs are – but these guys are so special. The film shows some of the extensive training that is required and the dogs’ reactions to the training, to meeting their potential person, and their life on their own with their new owners, out of the protection of their trainers.
The people who run the program are true heroes. They love their work, take a personal approach with every single dog and every person as well – trying to find the perfect match for each situation.
The families receiving the dogs are so sweet and humble and hopeful that the dogs they are receiving are a blessing and a gift and that they will provide some independence and relief to their struggles.
The film is honest and it shows that it isn’t always rainbows and butterflies with finding the perfect match. And sometimes, the dog you think is a match doesn’t end of working out. But this film shows that there is always a potential when it comes to dogs. And isn’t that the case, always.
We watched this with our nine year old son, TJ and he really loved it too. If you get a chance, I highly recommend it.
PS – we watched it on Amazon Prime.