COLUMBIA — Training a dog, for some, results in a few basic commands: sit, heel and shake. For others, the results are far greater.
Cristi Cook has been an assistant professor at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine for 15 years and still finds the time to train her puppy, Chula, towards becoming a service dog. Chula came to Cook through the organization New Horizons, based in Orange City, Fla.
Cook handles Chula’s training for around a year and a half before she is sent back to the organization for more specialized training. Chula is the second puppy Cook has volunteered to train for New Horizons.