On a beautiful Orange County Saturday, more than 100 participants enjoyed OCTA’s semi-annual training designed to put service animals at ease when riding public transportation. The April 1 event was the first to take place in Huntington Beach, where the most popular stops were the Dog Beach and the Huntington Beach Pier.
For more than 20 years, OCTA has offered therapy and service animals and their handlers an opportunity to experience public transportation together during a full, free day of boarding, riding, and learning. Animals that are comfortable with the sounds, movement and layout of a bus or train increase the independence and confidence of their handlers.
The next OCTA Service Animal Training will take place October 7, 2017.