Maddie the Therapy Dog! - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
Jeanne
 
MaddiesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,622
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Maddie the Therapy Dog!

Well, Maddie passed her Therapy Dog evaluation/test at ARF last week! After getting her CGC several weeks ago, she was given additional evaluation and testing by the ARF Therapy Animal Team Coordinator for an hour. She was tested for her tolerance to noise, unusual human gaits, various genders and ages, medical apparatus, barking dogs, etc. After passing, we were given a cute yellow vest for her to wear for her work. We're going to be given our choice of facilities & activities to do. ARF has visiting programs to nursing homes, hospitals, senior facilities, schools, Read to Rover (they call it All Ears Reading), and special needs children such as those with Asperger's Syndrome.

Who'd of thunk it? Maddie is the "party all the time" girl, but she does so well in other structured activities. She seems to know the difference. The most difficult part of all of it is getting her used to wearing the vest. She's not a "girlie-girl" who loves dress up. She freezes like a statue if I put anything (like a raincoat) on her. She refuses to move. I've been putting the vest on her for more extended periods of time the last few days, and she's finally used to it. Here's a couple of pics with her in her vest. Thank you Kimberly for raising such a terrific little girl with a wonderful temperament, and thank you for letting me have her!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Maddie 1.jpg (198.6 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg Maddie 2.jpg (210.4 KB, 7 views)

Jeanne (Mom to Maddie)
MaddiesMom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:49 PM
Pablo&Chuy's momma
 
maryam187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 4,286
Submit Photo: 11
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 8 Posts
You go girl!!!!

maryam187 is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:51 PM
Estrella
 
EstrellaVila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,076
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Congrats Jeanne and Maddie!! That is WONDERFUL news! I am so happy for you two and you are sure to have a great experience ahead of you. Kudos!

She looks adorable in her vest!

Estrella
EstrellaVila is offline  
 
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
 
michi715's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 700
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's great! Congrats!!!


Michelle (pic of Alan and Guapo)
_______________________________________________
"When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated" - Sara Paretsky
michi715 is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:52 PM
Amanda
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 9,576
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 31 Times in 22 Posts
HUGE CONGRATS! Jeanne- it is really interesting but I think the most outgoing playful dogs, honestly make the best therapy dogs maybe they just absorb the situation more! I am sure you two will find the best place for you and have a great time!

Amanda

Dora, Dasher, & Belle's Mommy
www.belledoradasher.blogspot.com

Thinking of adding a Neezer, check out this thread!
ama0722 is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:56 PM
Luv My Biewer
 
Me&2Girls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 3,068
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow Jeanne - congratulations to you and Maddie - that's a huge accomplishment. Have lots of fun with your new "job."


Northern California
Member BBCA (Biewerbci.org)


Home of VanLeigha Jr. Handlers


Me&2Girls is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 01:07 PM
Susan
 
mckennasedona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Near San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 4,063
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Congratulations to Maddie and to you Jeanne. I can't wait to hear which activity you choose. Maddie is very special and I know everyone will be drawn to her no matter which activity you choose.

Susan

mckennasedona is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 01:31 PM
Tori's mom
 
Leslie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 4,988
Submit Photo: 19
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 6 Posts
Congratulations, Jeanne and Maddie!!! I'm also eager to know which activity you two wind up choosing. As a special ed teacher whose specialty is teaching reading to dyslexic students, I'm gonna put in a plug for the "All Ears Reading" or working w/children who have Asperger's

BTW~ I think Maddie looks so "professional" in her vest

~Leslie

At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E
Leslie is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 01:32 PM
Kubrick & Hitchcock's Mom
 
Lina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 7,774
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 33 Times in 24 Posts
Jeanne, that is great news! Congrats to you and Maddie on such a wonderful accomplishment!


Visit my blog
-----
Check out my photos
-----
Photography (pets, people, weddings) - TripleC Photography
Lina is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 01:35 PM
My Dogs Mom
 
mellowbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlsbad, Ca
Posts: 3,476
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 13 Times in 11 Posts
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!! Congrats!
Carole

Carole
Vinny, Lulu, Gabby and Richie too!


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
mellowbo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome