Assistance dogs graduate with 1000 hours of training under their collars

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WASHINGTON, Kan. (WIBW) - After over 1000 hours of training, 11 lucky pups graduated Saturday from the Kansas Specialty Dog Service program.

The dogs are trained for specific tasks. Two guide dog teams, four service dog teams, and five facility dog teams graduated from the KSDS campus.

KSDS Assistance Dogs is a non-profit organization that trains dogs to help humans.

After training and graduation each dog is valued at no less than $25,000, but KSDS gives the dogs free of charge to the individual who needs them.