|11-08-2013 12:18 AM|
|Msmaria||Thank you Daisy for your words of encouragement. never knew how much id love a gsd til I got one. Im so glad I did, I just want to share him with everyone.|
|11-07-2013 08:40 PM|
|Daisy&Lucky's Mom||Congratulations to you and Dexter. I think GSD make great therapy dogs and it is surprising how many people have had a GSD as children. I know he will be great as a therapy dog.|
|11-07-2013 07:46 PM|
Dexter starts his therapy training with Pet Prescription Team on Wednesday. The class is 10 weeks, so Dexter should be almost a year by then. I was Lucky to find a place that doesnt think german shepherds dont do well as a therapy dog. I'm nervous, but excited, this is what we have been working towards. They are not requesting that Dexter take the CGC test again after he's one year but he will have to pass the certification test. We will be doing alot of training with wheelchairs, canes etc and do most of the training at a facility. Please keep your fingers crossed for us, ha ha. I hope I don't mess it up.
Dexter has been doing much better the past few weeks in listening, he's back to his regular self. Had a few brain farts when he hit 8 months.
|09-21-2013 07:35 PM|
|gsdlover91||Congrats!! My guy was a little spawn of the devil at 8 months (that's when he decided he didnt know SIT or DOWN anymore ) so what an accomplishment for you two! TDI is next on our list as well because I would *love* to volunteer at a school or a hospital so he could cheer kids up. He loves kids. Good luck with everything!|
|09-21-2013 06:46 PM|
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|09-21-2013 06:43 PM|
Thank you, to you both. I can't wait to share him with the patients.
Castle maid. I couldn't have done it without this board seriously. If you don't believe me come see how my two small dogs behave..lol
Wheelchair Bob, I'm glad that you had a chance to interact with the dogs at your place. I see what a difference it does for many patients at the hospital. I hope Dex remains with the same personality after he matures
|09-21-2013 06:03 PM|
|Castlemaid||Congrats on the CGC! And what nice compliments to get on an 8 month old - you're doing a great job with him!|
|09-21-2013 05:30 PM|
|09-21-2013 04:20 PM|
|09-21-2013 04:07 PM|
We were just at a pet expo and the woman we spoke to about therapy dog certification told us that CGC was NOT required for therapy dog cert. She did say it doesn't hurt to have it but that they have their own test. The dog needs to be a minimum of 1 year to test for Therapy dog certification. She gave us a copy of the test to train with. We just got home so I haven't had a chance to look it over yet.
Congrats of CGC!
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