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I was walking the Mag Mile yesterday and hoping to bump into you guys

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Huge congratulations on seeing the results of all your time and effort with training your boy paying off Bless you for the volunteer work you do, what an incredible gift to so many people. I don't want to think of what it must be like to be a dog person who is confined to a retirement home or nursing home and face the remainder of life without a dog. What kind of quality of life would that be. Your visits must be a gift for those people.

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Thanks for sharing your journey. I would like Rukie to become a therapy dog. He loves crowds of people and when someone finishes petting him, he seems to be looking for the next person. I have walked him on our college campus and it is so heart warming to see how he brightens someone's day. I can only imagine going to a nursing home or hospital is even more special. You're post is an encouragement to press on through the process.

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Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
I was walking the Mag Mile yesterday and hoping to bump into you guys
Oh cool! We live close to there and walk there frequently! Next time let me know if you are visiting!
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Hi, did your doggie had become a therapy dog now?
I know the therapy dog needs to be very sociable because it needs to meet many different patients and adjust the different environments.
As you said, seems your canine hadn't prepared to become a therapy dog, but I don't think you should so worried about it, just relax.
I can recommend you some basic tips if you still need:
1. Firstly teach your doggie to be kind and friendly to others(obedience training and build trust with different people)
2. Simple command training
3. Sociability Training
As much as you can to bring them to meet more people and taking a walk in different spaces.
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