We have recently embarked on a new journey. Serving others, through Therapy, with our Cavaliers. We are extremely excited about this new adventure. With health being our number one priority for our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, temperament is a close second. Course beauty, structure, coat, lineage, etc are all very important to us, some would argue “Beauty is only skin deep”
As you guys probably know by now, if you’ve been reading through our web-site, we live in a very rural area, out side of town, on a ranch. It is approximately a 150 mile drive for us to get to the Dallas metroplex. This is where most of the therapy dog organizations are. Now that is not going to stop us! We will continue with our testing, observed visits, continuing ed, etc BUT we would like to bring these new found certifications and skills back to our hometown and more local. We have a wonderful adult care facility here in Graham, it’s where my grand-mother resides. We also have some special needs programs, schools, a nursing home and some other opportunities for therapy dog type services. ***We will absolutely be attending some wonderful activities and working at facilities and at the airport in “The City” occasionally as well.
Some of the first things you’ll need if you’re considering taking your new puppy through to a therapy or CGC title (or any training really) are…. a treat/training pouch and also –he will come to you already accustomed to– a clicker
I AM JUST DELIGHTED ABOUT THIS NEW ADVENTURE!!! AND THE CAVALIERS ARE SO EXCITED!!! — LAP DOG AND COMPANION IS WHAT THEY WERE BRED FOR AFTER ALL. THAT’S WHY THEY HAVE BEEN DEEMED “COMFORTER SPANIEL” . Now lets get to spreading Love, Joy, Smiles and Happiness with everyone.
For more information on the organization we are using visit here https://www.therapydogs.com/alliance-therapy-dogs/
They are a national therapy dog organization of whom AKC recognizes http://www.akc.org/events/title-recognition-program/therapy/organizations/
The group in the Dallas metroplex we are working with is http://www.hotthdogs.org/about.html (they are under the ATD umbrella)