Izzy Passed!

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Today Izzy dual tested and she is now officially a Good Citizen of the Canine variety as well as a Dog o' de Therapy!!:D

Yup she passed both her TDI and CGC tests today!

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!:D

Lauren
 

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Congratulations to both of you. You really should post pics of your girl =)
 

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Thanks anna, Red, and joce, I'm such a proud mommy :p

I don't have any *new* photos of Izzy, but here is one from today of my whole gang.
Izzy-Frodo-Mollie

Another (sorry about the crappy quality)


And my all-time favorite pic of Izzy (I think I'm going to send this one in to have on her therapy badge)
 

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firecrackers shoot into the sky and say WAY TO GO!!!!!!! ok balloons..sky writers..something!
 

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Oh, I forgot to add that I know a vet that was testing her dog today and she mentioned that there was an opening at the clinic where she works. It's for an assistant to the vet techs, just helping out with the animals, etc. And the best part is that she already put my name as a recommendation, so I will be calling Monday to see if I can get an interview!! :D
 

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congratulations to you--how did you start your venture in this area? I would really like to work with Baxter to become a therapy dog--any suggestions on where to start?
 

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I would just make sure that Baxter is comfortable in new and unusual situations, as well as all sorts of people (we will be going to see a lot of mentally retarded people as well as the local mental hospital, some dogs are uneasy around some of these people). The biggest problem I've seen with dogs failing has been with the medical equipment, they have to be willing to confidentally approach rolling weelchairs and wobbly crutches. As far as training, it's mainly basic obedience.

This is who I am now certified with: Therapy Dogs International If you go to that site and click on Upcoming TDI tests you can find one in your area. That sire also has a lot of other good information.

Another suggestion would be to see if there are any therapy groups around were you live, I will be doing a lot of my work through my 4-H group as well as the local therapy group, Canine Connection.

I hope that helps, if you have any more questions I'd be happy to try and answer them. I absolutely love doing therapy work, it's the most rewarding thing that I've ever done and I'd gladly choose it over any dog sport/activity. :)
 

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thanks for the info--I actually have a child with developmental disabilities, and Baxter is great with her. She can be very unpredictable, and he does great. Also, I am an occupational therapist working in a preschool with disabled children--this is where I would like to be able to bring Baxter to work with the children there. I will check out the website--really am interested in following up on this! Thanks--would also love to hear any stories you have re: your experiences.
 

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That's really great that you'd be able to take Baxter to work with you, I wish I could come up with a valid reason to bring Izzy to school with me :p
 

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Congratulations PWCorgi! I aspire to be posting the same accomplishments eventually.

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Great going on all counts !!!! You'll be as pleased as punch when you get the offical ID .... a decal for your car is a must too !!
 

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