Trust the universe to make your dreams come true at the right time and the right place.
I have always wanted to explore the field of therapy dog work but every time I tried to work towards it I have always faced massive obstacles. This certificate means the world to me because me and Phoebe passed all the tests that is required for a dog to be eligible for therapy dog work. There is no greater honour for a dog-handler team than this!
Maybe this was the moment I was being prepared for. I have the right dog, all the experience and the knowledge needed to get Phoebe better and better by the day. More than anything a huge solid support system to see us through. I want to thank each and every one of you who helped me train and socialise Phoebe in the last two years!
Little did I know that the obnoxious rambunctious puppy that came into our lives could one day go on to pass these really rigorous and nerve wracking tests. She is a true shining example that with the right help any dog can reach their highest potential. Thank you @shirinmerchant for EVERYTHING! Me and Phoebe promise you that we will work hard and make you proud! We thank you for all your years of hard work and determination to build up and promote this field in India!!! You are a true rockstar!!! #newbeginnings💜
Thank you @coachthepooch for capturing this adorable moment and for the kind words of praise!
Me and Phoebe are learning so much about therapy dogs and animal assisted therapy on the course conducted by @shirinmerchant this weekend! She is teaching us how to assess dogs and select the right dog for the work, the role of the handler in such a demanding job and also the right way to help and facilitate the dog to reach out and make a difference in the lives of people!
Tyson is boarded at @canaan.pet.resort for recovery from his painful surgery. His condition requires constant care and frequent hospital trips and he gets very cranky and snaps during any kind of handling. Hence an experienced team is required to make sure he cooperates and has a speedy recovery. All this stress and not being able to expend his puppy energy, yes he is still growing 😇, makes him really irritable. Hence we are using simple mental stimulation exercises to keep his mind occupied. He particularly loves the Sally from @happytailzgames.
Through this we are teaching him to not jump on people, not to grab our hands when we pet or groom him, wait patiently and focus on handler, to come when called and ignore distractions especially other dogs. And by the end of our session he is tired and happy to go back to sleep. Isn't he adorable 💜