Luna went through training with Kira Schultz Area Pet Trainer
We took 6-8 week classes at PetSmart — beginner, intermediate, advanced & therapy. And before her therapy class started we took our Canine Good Citizen test and passed that. — Kira is able to do the testing for therapy and CGC not every PetSmart trainer is.
After all of those classes and training, we tested with Alliance Of Therapy Dogs and became certified.
Luna got exposure to the nursing home environment because my mom was in a nursing home for years and Luna was able to visit her without being certified because my mom was a resident and Luna was so well behaved. I saw the huge positive impact it had not just on my mom, but other residents as well so we decided to become a certified therapy team.
Training early is key and daily. Practice, patience and persistence 🐾 Research the group you want to be with beforehand so you know what to expect on the test.
Luna didn’t have to go through all of the training she did to pass the test with ATD but I want her to be the best therapy dog possible and with that, comes lots of training. But I thoroughly enjoy it, it’s such a bonding experience. 💖 if you have any further questions feel free to send us a message! Thanks so much!
WERE ADDING TO OUR PACK!!! •This is Rae! She is with @woof.tang.clan 🐺 She is currently getting ready to bring some cute fluffy beans into this world! And one of those beans will be our brother or sister😱😱 Can you even believe it!? Be prepared for a flood or fluffy love!!!
The look of complete loyalty and trust in the hooman 😍 Little does she know that the hooman will fail her and be too tired for walkies again this afternoon 😢 #tragiclovestory#brokenpromises How will the hooman ever make up for this?!