June 20, 2014 – First excursion to businesses with Therapy Dog vest

Oreo did so well this morning! We went to FedEx and she just laid at my feet while I sent the package. The proprietor just gave Oreo a glance and didn’t say a word. We then went to U-Haul, and Oreo hesitated at the deck stairs, which didn’t have risers, but then hopped right up. She did good for the first 30 minutes, but just when I thought we were done and she was in the car, they realized the hitch they’d sold me wouldn’t work, so she sat in the car for almost 30 more minutes before getting antsy. I can’t blame her; I was antsy to get out of there too. Note that neither of those businesses had ‘no pets allowed’ or ‘service dog only’ signs. I’m not trying to pass her off as a service dog; she truly is a therapy dog in training.

Therapy Dog in Training
Oreo is a Therapy Dog in Training

Also, there’s a company in Tennessee I’ll apply to so I can drive patients to their doctor appointments, wait for them, then drive them home. While we’re waiting, Oreo can do more therapy-dog stuff. As soon as I get down there I’ll find a trainer for her next steps in certification. I’m so proud of her, she was really seriously working once I put that vest on her.

Author: weddingdance

Tripawd mom to angel Oreo, who passed over the Rainbow Bridge on Oct. 7, 2019. I miss her to pieces.

One thought on “June 20, 2014 – First excursion to businesses with Therapy Dog vest”

  1. She is just so darn cute in that vest! Yay to her first business interaction, how awesome she made such a great impression. I know you two will make a fantastic therapy team! That job you’re thinking of sounds like a perfect way to get your feet & paws wet.

    Good luck with the move. What an adventure!

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