WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – PVD Pups are celebrating two years of keeping air passengers calm at TF Green Airport.
The airport held a celebration Wednesday morning marking the second anniversary of the pet therapy program there.
Travelers walking through the terminal are greeted by the dogs wearing green vests marked PVD Pups “Pet Me.”
The dogs are trained through Dynamic Dog Training and go through an eight-week training program specific to the airport environment.
They learn skills from basic obedience to desensitization to other animals, food and other stimuli in the airport environment.
Once the dogs pass the training, they earn a Canine Good Citizen certificate and the title of PVD Pup.