Alaska woman helping train K-9s to assist families in need

KTUU
Created: April 05, 2021 04:05 PM

What started as a search for a service dog to help Peg Walsh Bernert's son led her to become a training director helping others prepare K-9's to assist families in need. Now she's hoping people will step up to foster these pups along their journey.

It started when son Leo, who has autism, was 3 years old. He went missing.

Just when they began to fear the worst, they finally found him hiding behind some dog kennels in the garage.

Bernert remembers saying that a dog would have found him.

After googling for answers, she found an Ohio-based organization 4 Paws for Ability.

She loved it so much, she’s now founded a chapter in Alaska.

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