Saturday, December 20, 2014

Plans for Maya

While Zenzi is mid-growing up, Maya starts to take the front seat in training. After having her meet my vet for the first time, and seeing the smiles she brought to all the staff's faces, it hit me that she needs to be a therapy dog. Yesterday being her first day in daycare, she proved that when all the staff announced she's an instant favorite.  So here's what's going on to meet that end:

  • I've registered for and begun Pet Partners' online Pet Partners Handler course.  It's step 1 of 4 to become a registered Therapy Dog team with them.
  • One of the requirements is that the dog has been home with the handler for at least 6 months.  That means we have 5 months to train.
  • Maya is slated for her first Obedience class in January at Wags & Wiggles in RSM, where I work part-time.
  • Once we complete Obedience 1, we'll progress through the two other Obedience classes prerequisite to take the Canine Good Citizen class and subsequent CGC test.
  • Schedule-permitting, I'd like to put her in a Sport Dog class, too.  I think she'll have a lot of fun and it'll be very good for her physically.
Maya spreading love and happiness to the vet tech.

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