Today was my first therapy dog training course at the SPCA!
When we arrived, Mom and I went right into a big room. There were 8 other dogs plus their Mommies and Daddies in there!
I was a little unsure of what we were doing and who these other doggies were, so I chose to sit on Mommy’s lap for a while. The other dogs played a bit.
Pretty soon, a nice guy came in and started explaining everything we would get to do as a therapy dog. We get to go into hospitals and senior living homes and visit all the people staying there! We have to use our very bestest manners, be gentle, and be careful not to jump on anyone. I listened very carefully to the presentation.
After a while though, I got a little bored and went to go see some of the other dogs.
They got me excited for this new job! I really think I’m going to like it. I like meeting new people, going new places, and spending time with Mom, so what could be bad about this?!?!
This class was just a presentation, but next week we get to practice a bunch of stuff like being near wheelchairs and getting used to sudden loud noises (hard stuff!)
By the time we left, I had a big smile on my face. We have two more trainings and then I get to start my job!