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It’s lunchtime at the Human Animal Bonding Symposium at the Skelton Center in Blacksburg. But even as people mill about and the scent of food fills the air, two service dogs in training sit calmly and at attention when their handlers stop to talk with me.
“My name is Alison Proctor and this is Luke.”