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Jeff Loy: The Modern History of Service Animals

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Jeff Loy: The Modern History of Service Animals

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Jeff Loy: The Modern History of Service Animals

  1. 1. Jeff Loy: The Modern Historyof Service Animals
  2. 2. Based out of New Jersey, Jeff Loy is anethological scientist doing pioneer research inthe common behavioral bonds that tie allanimals together. At The Center for AnimalBehavioral Research, which he founded in1975, his unique and proprietary knowledgeis applied to save animals that no one elsehas been able to rehabilitate.
  3. 3. Loy served as an instructor at The SeeingEye, Inc., an organization that teaches dogshow to lead individuals with visionimpairment. He was The Seeing Eyes onlyscientific researcher, at which time heroutinely took death-row dogs from sheltersand, not only rehabilitated them to perfection,but also trained them to flawlessly lead hisblind students at The Seeing Eye.
  4. 4. The first professional guide-dog program wasestablished following World War I. Althoughpersons with blindness had used dogs forassistance for decades prior, the first “official”school opened in Potsdam, Germany, butshut down shortly thereafter. Despite theprograms failure, it attracted the attention ofDorothy Harrison Eustis, an America living inSwitzerland who, at her kennel namedFortunate Fields, bred and trained GermanShepherd work dogs.
  5. 5. Morris Frank, a visually impaired person fromTennessee, learned about the Potsdamschool from a 1927 article in the SaturdayEvening Post authored by Eustis. He wroteher about the program and asked her to traina dog for himself. She agreed, and a femaleGerman Shepherd named Buddy becameAmericas first Seeing-Eye dog. In 1929,Frank, bolstered by $10,000 from Eustis,founded The Seeing Eye, the countrys initialdog guide school, in Nashville. All of MorrisFranks subsequent dogs, in honor of his firstdog, were named Buddy.
  6. 6. Morris Frank, a visually impaired person fromTennessee, learned about the Potsdamschool from a 1927 article in the SaturdayEvening Post authored by Eustis. He wroteher about the program and asked her to traina dog for himself. She agreed, and a femaleGerman Shepherd named Buddy becameAmericas first Seeing-Eye dog. In 1929,Frank, bolstered by $10,000 from Eustis,founded The Seeing Eye, the countrys initialdog guide school, in Nashville. All of MorrisFranks subsequent dogs, in honor of his firstdog, were named Buddy.

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