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Training Humans Is Hard Work

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Bunny here at the keyboard to share my weekend with you. I wish I could say I had a big adventure from the weekend to share with you, but it turned out to be a weekend of training.  You see, Mom and I have a big test coming up soon and she is worried that she […]

Cuddle Time -- Tales and Tails

You Can’t Keep A Good Hound Down

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Bunny mentioned a while back that we are studying for an important test.  We are going to try to get our official therapy dog certification soon.  While I initially thought that it would be an easy undertaking for us, I also hadn’t counted on having a traumatic fireworks experience a few weeks ago, either. I’m […]

Ready to Volunteer -- Tales and Tails

A Card Carrying Volunteer

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Bunny here at the keyboard to share some exciting news with you. You might know that Mom and I have visited nursing homes for a while now.  Actually, I’ve been volunteering there more than half my life, since I was just two and a half years old.  It’s a pretty rewarding job.  Imagine your job […]

Flattery Wins The Prize

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This past Thursday was a nursing home visit night for us, and we decided to take Flattery and see how she’d do.  Mr. Taleteller armed his bait bag with treats, I packed the camera and our visiting bag and we headed off.  Bunny came along, as well, because we wanted Flattery to have a good […]

Getting Back In The Therapy Dog Saddle

by Houndstooth on

Last night was a night I’ve looked forward to and been nervous about for a few weeks now. It was our first visit to the nursing home after Laurie passed away a few weeks ago. I hadn’t ever anticipated that I’d be in the position of visiting and feeling emotionally vulnerable at the same time. […]

The Best Therapy

by Houndstooth on

There are things that happen in our personal lives that I don’t write about on the blog, and there have been some things that I’ve wanted to talk about but haven’t, because it just seems too personal for public reading.  The truth is, I’ve been surprised several times lately by people who I know in […]

Looking Forward

by Houndstooth on

We’ve been talking about Küster and his training from time to time. It’s a little scary to realize that he’ll be old enough to take his Search and Rescue test next month, although we are planning for him to take his test in October, because he still needs to master obedience. I think he’ll get […]

The Other End Of The Therapy Dog Leash

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A few weeks ago, I was asked if I’d talk about what it’s like to be the other half of a therapy dog team.  I’ve spent a little time ruminating on it, and I am finally feeling like I can do the topic justice.  As Bunny and I begin to put plans in place to […]

It’s Own Reward

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When we adopted our first two Greyhounds, Treat and Hawk, we were thrilled to  take them with us to PetSmart and Petco, but we didn’t know of a lot of other things locally that we could do with them.  As I began to make more connections with dog people, I started hearing about therapy dogs […]

So You Want To Be A Therapy Dog

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Bunny taking over the keyboard here. Thursday night was an exciting night during our nursing home visit.  It’s always exciting when we get to go, but this week it was especially good.  This week, Bella of The Hound Dogs fame made her first ever nursing home visit.  It was also our first time to meet […]