US Marines train dogs to help comrades

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    A great program! I wonder if it will help to overcome the 'puppy' incident!

    Animals are expected to benefit inmates as well as Marines hurt in the war

    A Marine doing time in the Camp Lejeune brig hugs Eve, the service dog that he is training. The dogs in the program will perform tasks to help Marines badly wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan regain some independence.

    JAY PRICE, Staff Writer

    CAMP LEJEUNE - One day, the six dogs will do amazing things.
    They will load laundry in washing machines, and they will pull it out of dryers. They will perform simple banking transactions.
    They will even be able to open the refrigerator on command, select a cold beer -- yes, just like that dream-come-true TV commercial -- and take it to their grateful owner.

    For now, though, the dogs are locked in the Camp Lejeune brig. And so are the young Marines who are training the dogs, which will eventually be donated to Marines badly wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan to help them regain some independence.

  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    We have QA's they seem similar until you have a few months in!