Sharon wears a black turtleneck and sits in front of a white wall. Her voice is a scratchy whisper, more intelligible on some words than others. She simultaneously speaks and signs most of her dialogue.
Sharon: Hi, I’m Sharon, and. . . .
She turns to her left and calls, “Gadget, come!”
Gadget trots quickly onscreen and stands at an angle in front of Sharon’s left knee, looking into her eyes. He is a gray bouvier with short, wiry hair. He wears a purple collar and a blue backpack with patches that say “Please don’t pet me. I’m working,” and “Service Dog” on them
A low, booming female voice, acting as the voice of Gadget, from off camera: “And I’m Gadget, and this is what I wear when I help Sharon out in the world.”
Sharon: Now I’m going to show you some of Gadget’s different skills. He helps me in the house and outside. Right?
Sharon: First we’re going to show you some simple skills we use outside. Right?
Sharon puts her right hand next to her left knee, palm facing back.
Gadget orients himself in heel position, touching his nose to her palm.
Sharon: Good boy. Gadget, heel.
Sharon’s chair beeps as she turns it on. She moves forward, then turns to her right. Gadget follows in heel position on her left.
“Gadget”: Or “wheel,” as the case may be.
Sharon’s chair beeps as she speeds it up. Gadget keeps pace. Sharon stops, facing the camera again. Gadget is a little forward. Gadget watches Sharon’s hands. Sharon raises her right hand in the air, making a gesture to indicate backing up.
Gadget backs up.
Sharon: Good boy.
Sharon puts her hand in “side” position again and Gadget lines up parallel to her chair, touching her palm with his nose.
Sharon: Good boy. Down.
Sharon points to the ground with her index finger, and Gadget slides into a down. Sharon presses a yellow clicker hanging from her chair’s joystick. Gadget pops up. Sharon reaches into a red pouch hanging from her controller.
“Gadget”: Click means treat! Every time she clicks, I get a treat! My favorite is cheese.
Sharon feeds Gadget two morsels. He looks at the camera at the word “cheese.”
Sharon: Back up. Sit.
Sharon: Good boy.
Sharon looks at the camera. Gadget looks at Sharon’s face.