A leash in the hand means a new start in life for three Top of Utah residents with disabilities.
The three have service dogs on the other end of those leashes, animals who assist their owners in daily tasks and also offer companionship and support.
You see the unique dog-human bond reflected in each of these teams -- in the careful way Larry matches his pace to Debb Johnson's in her motorized wheelchair, or in the faithful way Misty lies under Glenna Foremaster's desk as she works at her job.
And in the patient way that Gyla lets little 6-year-old Sofia play with her blond tail.
These recipients of dogs from Canine Companions for Independence will say they are different people now because of their connections with the animals on those leashes. See how, as they share their stories.