Photobucket Photobucket Therapy dogs spread happiness, love, and cheer to people who otherwise might be lonely, sad or slow to heal. This is the journey of Cayman, a longhair miniature dachshund and his journey and experiences visiting becoming a therapy dog.

Did you know that pet visits often spark good memories of a person's own pets? Dogs often can reach people and children who have withdrawn from the world. It's been suggested by science that petting a dog can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote healing.



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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

His Bandanna Came, Finally!

Yippy! Cayman’s “Therapy Dog in Training” bandanna came just in time for this weekend’s Responsible Dog Ownership Day. With so many dog lovers around (and their dogs), it’s a perfect opportunity to get him exposed to various ages and kinds of people as well as other dogs. Since his bandanna promotes what we are trying to accomplish including the words “Ask To Pet”, it will get people to stop and ask to pet him which helps towards his CGC training test of “Sitting Politely for Petting” and “Greeting A Friendly Stranger”.

Around the country in September 2008, the AKC invites and encourages all dog and pet-related organizations to commemorate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day by holding community events that publicly promotes responsible dog ownership anytime during the month.

The Dog Obedience Club of Lee Country (DOCLC) is holding their own Responsible Dog Ownership Day this Saturday at Bass Pro Shops in the Gulf Coast Town Center from 9am to 4pm. This AKC sponsored event is a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefit of a well behaved and obedient dog to the public while introducing them to such things as the variety of dog breeds and dog sports available. Other organizations such as dog rescue groups and search and rescue will be there as well.

The event is scheduled to start at 9 am with an obedience demo put on by the DOCLC. They are to have information tables as well as a large ring set up and will be conducting the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test in an upstairs conference room.

I sent an email off to the woman who is head of this event to see if she needed a dachshund for the Meet the Breeds. I explained to her what we are working with Cayman to accomplish and how it would benefit us but also introduce his breed. And with his unusual coloration, he is interesting.

1 comment:

Neabear said...

Fun times coming up for you and Cayman.