Jeannie Bates teaches 7-year-old Alaina, lower left, and 9-year-old Mason Edwards, right, how to work with Cody Bear to desensitize him to strange sensations as part of his service dog training in the Edwards' Tampa home on April 8, 2011. When she placed the dog with the family, Bates delegated Cody Bear's grooming and massaging duties to the two children to help their father take over the dog training. David Albers/Staff

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Jeannie Bates teaches 7-year-old Alaina, lower left, and 9-year-old Mason Edwards, right, how to work with Cody Bear to desensitize him to strange sensations as part of his service dog training in the Edwards' Tampa home on April 8, 2011. When she placed the dog with the family, Bates delegated Cody Bear's grooming and massaging duties to the two children to help their father take over the dog training. David Albers/Staff

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