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Professor discusses integrating puppy raising with work/life
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012
|Linda Hardesty with one of her CCI dogs, Osprey.|
PULLMAN, Wash. - Need some puppy love? Interested in volunteer work? Try raising a miracle.
Linda Hardesty, a Washington State University professor, will discuss her experiences in volunteering to raise CCI (Canine Companions for Independence®) puppies at a brown bag lunch talk 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Lighty 403 and regional campus videoconference locations.
Sponsored by the WSU Work/Life Advisory Committee, the presentation will be available at: WSU Tri-Cities (BSEL 104); WSU Vancouver (TBA); and WSU Spokane (SAC 401A).
Contact Laura Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-8257 for more information.
You have probably seen Hardesty or her husband Dan on the Pullman campus with the loveable CCI pups, which grow into highly trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Hardesty will talk about how she coordinates the challenge and joy of raising puppies while balancing her teaching and extension work.
She will discuss what CCI puppies do in the community and how they are raised, trained and matched with their new owners.She has raised more than 10 of these pups and will share fun stories and information on how others can get involved.
Hardesty is associate professor and extension specialist in the WSU School of the Environment.She specializes in rangeland ecology. She has worked across the globe on development and conservation projects and taught thousands of students.
A WSU News article and video about the Hardestys and their puppy, Sierra, can be found here.