I was trained by The Dog Alliance of Austin, Texas to become a Therapy Dog. Graduation in 2019!! My mom used to spend time taking my studies, we toiled day & night. The amount of treats I used to get to do the right things... oh boy!!
The testing day was tough, I had to go through many distractions without blinking an eyelid. The testing was done indoors with other dogs, people, noisy wheelchairs, people dropping things, walking with sticks... boy too much happening and many other things.
Back in the UK in 2020 and the pandemic had struck!! No more reading with my little friends and visiting nursing homes! My mom just made sure that I keep my training on. We practiced regularly. Finally in 2022, I was certified by Pets As Therapy, UK!! Double Graduation !!
The test day was even more challenging this time - it was outdoors. Other dogs roaming around, kids playing around, some came to say hi to me...but I nailed it!! Because we practiced and practiced! And then my mom gave me lots of treats and a bear hug!! ...