Service dog will become boy's best friend

(WTHO) -- Hunter Baker has a new best friend that could be a lifesaver.
 
Hunter was recently introduced to Waggs, his new service dog.
 
"Hunter couldn't be getting this dog with out everybody's help and I thank everyone so much. It means the world to me," says his mother, Missy Vaughn.
 
Hunter is non verbal, he will have to learn hand gestures to communicate with Waggs, his new service dog. 
 
"It's a want, not a need. Pets are usually something you want, this is a need. He needs this dog to go on through his daily life," said trainer Alfredo Aguayo.
 
The process is more complex than a family would face with a typical pet. Waggs has a special mission when it comes to Hunter.
 
"A lot of time Hunter falls during his seizures. This is going to help us catch him before he falls. We swipe our magnet and get him out of the seizure faster. It's going to be a great thing," says Vaughn.

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