Give the dog a gong

Dogs win awards

source: Justine Hankins
Guardian Weekend January 11 2003 p51

Dogs tend to be awarded more prizes than other pets. One assistance dog that has won many awards is called Endal. He is a labrador, and Canine Partners for Independence trained him to help Allen Parton, his owner who was seriously injured in the Gulf War. Endal can shop, buy bus tickets, and use a cashpoint. Other award-winning dogs include a Scottish search and rescue dog called Rosie. She has rescued a 3-year-old child who was missing at night. Dogs for the Disabled also has many dogs that the organization sees as worthy of rewards. The dogs realise that they have been rewarded, and their biscuits are well-earned.