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Arlington Heights woman, students help train therapy dog

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Service dog Puzzle experienced a busy school day at South Middle School, part of his training by Arlington Heights resident Debbie Kubitz. Puzzle soon will move to Ohio to live with an 8-year-old Ohio boy who suffers from numerous health problems.

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Thanks to the help of an Arlington Heights woman and the students at South Middle School, a sick little boy in Ohio will soon be getting a very special dog. Debbie Kubitz, who works with Dog Builders, spent much of October training Puzzle, a 10-month-old Goldendoodle puppy who will start work as a service dog this winter. Puzzle's future owner, Jaivon Chear, is an 8-year-old boy who suffers from tuberous sclerosis, a tumor on his brain stem, epilepsy, autism and a variety of other health problems.
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