WATCH: Hang Glider Flies With Dog

Service animal for anxiety

Adam Roy

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Shadow the dog got his name because he wouldn’t stop following owner Dan McManus around. This month, the Australian cattle dog started accompanying his human into the skies as well.

McManus, a hang glider pilot from Salt Lake City, created a special harness to allow Shadow, a psychiatric service dog that McManus keeps to help him with separation anxiety, to come with him on his regular flights. “He always liked to chase me,” McManus said. “So I would be out here flying and he would chase me and jump up at me and sometimes get my foot and hang on a little bit.”

McManus, who owns and operates Eagle’s Nest Hang Gliding and Paragliding, has been flying for 33 years. See the pair in flight below.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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