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WJLA, November 07, 2011

K-9 boot camp

According to the Defense Department more than 45,000 men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home as war wounded. A group in Montgomery County wanted to create a program to provide service dogs for local vets at no cost to the vets. During 500 hours of basic training the pups learn to open doors, retrieve phones, remote controls and they can even pick up something as tiny as a dime.

Audie Murphy is a 13-week-old Labrador.

(Photo: Gail Pennybacker/WJLA | Date: Oct. 14, 2011) of fullscreen mode

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