ONTARIO (CNN) – What could make a night at the theater more endearing? How about seats filled with dogs?
It happened in Canada for a performance of Billy Elliot: The Musical.
So why were the pups treated to the outing? It’s all part of their training.
The pooches are learning to become service dogs.
Sitting calmly in a theater with human handlers helps prepare them for what their new owners might need them to do.
It takes two years for the dogs to complete their training — which also includes trips to the zoo, subways, and crowded fairs.
The dogs don’t have to actually pay attention to the stage to pass — but some of them did, anyway!
The theater says the dogs are welcome to come back any time.