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Service dog helps local woman maintain mobility

4:34 PM, Apr. 15, 2013
Niki Rappley talks about her service dog, Jake, at a Lions Club meeting.
Niki Rappley talks about her service dog, Jake, at a Lions Club meeting.
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Service animals generally are dogs trained to assist their debilitated owners with whatever they need. Those needs may be visual or mobile, but whatever they are, service dogs are trained specifically for that owner.

Niki Rappley, from the small community of Bakerville near Marshfield, has worked with her service dog, Jake, a golden retriever/Lab to help her as her neurological disease progressively gets worse.

Rappley received her diagnosis in 2005 but has been suffering for much of her life. Rappley and Jake completed certified training late last year with the help of trainer Jill ...

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