Future Therapy Dog
PUP WITH A PURPOSE
Dunkin was selected with the purpose of becoming a full time therapy dog. He will begin in my classroom in the Fall of 2021. As a high school teacher, I have used our other therapy dog, Harley James the Dachshund in this capacity but have found an increased need that a Golden Retriever would have a more natural capacity to meet.
PROGRESSION AND GOALS
Since becoming a part of our family at 7 weeks old, our first goal has been to bond and make him feel comfortable in his “new pack”. The goal is to socialize him by meeting 100 people by the time he is three months old. (https://www.dogstardaily.com/)
He will also start with potty training, crate training and basic obedience training. As he progresses, he will test for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) then the AKC Canine Good Citizen. (https://www.akc.org/)
He will then begin his therapy dog training and obtain certification through Canines for Christ. With continued training and visits the goal is to become a Crisis Response Dog to be used whenever we are called to minister.
Pray for Dunkin (and mom) that he may grow to be a healthy, well adjusted, obedient therapy dog that can provide comfort and hope to everyone he meets. In Jesus Name.