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Golden Retriever Hurt in Acid Attack Becoming Therapy Dog

He will make an appearance in "Dog Nation" with Cesar Millan, who's helping him with obedience training

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    Fergus, the golden retriever who captured the hearts of many as the resilient dog who survived a brutal acid attack last year, has recovered tremendously and is training to become a therapy dog for burn victims. He will also make an appearance on Cesar Millan's new show "Dog Nation." (Published Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016)

    Remember Fergus, the resilient golden retriever who captured the hearts of many after he suffered third-degree burns from an acid attack in Southern California last year?

    He's making a tremendous comeback.

    The lovable pup is now training to become a therapy dog for burn victims, as well as make an appearance on famed "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan's new show.

    The dog behaviorist taped an episode of "Dog Nation" Tuesday at Fergus' family's home in Calabasas to help the pooch with obedience training.

    "The more you went through, the more you can empathize," Millan said. "So for Fergus to go through burns, then go and help (other people) move on from that experience, I think he is the right ambassador for it."

    Fergus was surrendered at a Lancaster animal shelter in August 2015 with a third-degree burn along his back, from his neck all the way to his tail.

    The then-injured dog's story received an overwhelming response from loving strangers, who donated a truckload of treats, toys and more to the shelter where he was recovering.