How Jim and Susan Wagner Are Training Dogs For The ‘Perfect Fit’

Mar 28, 2014

The Wagners have placed 15 dogs in the past two years and have many in training. The puppy raisers who take on these dogs gather once a month for a training class.
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Jim and Susan have turned their love for dogs into helping children with autism.

A few years ago, they were at a fundraiser for a little girl who had seizures and had a service dog. Jim has been working with children with autism for 20 years and it gave him the idea that these dogs could be trained to help children with autism.

This lead to creation Perfect Fit Canines, a training program that matches dogs with those children in need.