We’ve all had the mishap of enduring some rude group of spectators while having fun at a theater. There’s that one individual that needs to ruin fundamental plot turns or the regularly irritating internet based life junkie that is stuck to their telephones with screens impacting on a 100% brilliance. Be that as it may, have you at any point met a canine in the crowd?
The Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada recently hosted a very special kind of audience, a group of adorable service dogs.
The team of canines were from K-9 Country Inn Service Dogs, a Service dog training Program that specializes “in programs for first responders, front line workers, and victims of trauma with PTSD”.
The working dogs probably enjoyed the music and pretty sights, but they were actually on a training plan. They were brought to the Relaxed Performance of “Billy Elliot the Musical” to learn proper theater behavior which involved a lot of sitting, quietly.
A dozen dogs learned how to behave in the theater during the show, and the photos of them there are so adorable! It is as if they are paying attention to the performance just like any other member of the audience would.
“It’s important to prepare the dogs for any activity the handler may like to attend,” explained Laura Mackenzie, owner and head trainer with K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs. She is the person who organized the dogs attending the relaxed performance.