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Atka Salutes


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Our dog, Atka, salutes along with 2 Marines at Ft. Dix, NJ.

Atka salutes
He is a performing Tricks and Therapy Dog, and we go regularly to nursing homes and military bases for the wounded & ill soldiers to put on tricks shows and then visit with all audience members afterward.

Since we started doing shows and educational seminars at the military bases (I’m the Chairman for the Public Education Committee for our dog’s AKC parent club, the American Eskimo Dog Club of America, so do seminars for kids on how to act safely around dogs), we taught him how to salute on command (the command is “Present….. arms!!!” just like in real life to another person).

We were able to capture that trick on camera with a recent visit with him flanked by 2 Marines, and think this is something your readership would truly enjoy.

– Thy Cavagnaro