Quote Kim Laflamme:
Tayamni has been accepted to Share-A-Pet, Inc. (Therapy Dogs), Pet Assisted Therapy.
We are in training and the trainers (& the TOPS tester) are very pleased with her progress.
She will probably be testing next month (at least before the end of the year – they test when there are 3 dogs ready to test). Then it will be time shadowing credited team members at facilities before becoming a full fledge team member and Tayamni assigned “work”.
NOTE: She loves being with the people. She is a natural.
Also, yesterday I fell while walking her at the beach with a long leash – she RANback and laid down in front of me immediately face to face to see if I was OK. When I finally said I was, she got up and protectively circled (no biting but she did bark, not growl, at another dog that came over to me) until I got up then she went back to normal play activity. I was surprised and REALLY proud!!!!
That wasn’t taught – it was her personality that you saw in her!
I read Deanna Liebert’s email to you that Miz Molly posted and I can’t get to Ohio but would like to get together with her via email at least.
She wrote that she was interested in contact with other therapy / service dog people.
Can you please send me her email address or forward this email to her.
Oakland Park, Florida