Ricochet the Sea Dog – Helping Children Learn to Surf

Ricochet the Sea Dog – Helping Children Learn to Surf

Ricochet was supposed to help the handicapped in their homes.  Although his path in life changed, he wound up helping even more people by following his passion. This video tells Ricochet’s story.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is an article about Ricochet.
  • Here is a video that shows how Ricochet helped another child.

Topics for Discussion:

  • Why did Ricochet have to give up on being a service dog on land?
  • When Ricochet was not able to serve on land, her owner found another way for her to serve. Have you ever had a failure that you turned into a success by finding another way?

Take Action:

  • Check out Ricochet’s website for more info on Ricochet, dog surfing, her charitable causes, or to make a donation.
  • Check out the website for the American Dog Trainers Network to learn about service dog organizations in your area and what you can do to help them!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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