Today was the big day for Tara and Cobra. Do you know what that big day was? Of course not, because I haven't told you yet! If you answered yes and thought they were indited into the doggie hall of fame.........................you were close (actually, no...... not really)
Okay, I'll cut to the chase. Tara and Cobra are official therapy dogs! Today, they were evaluated by a TDI evaluator and got both their TDI (Therapy Dogs International) certification and their CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title. Cobra was excellent all the way through, but Tara was a different case. I'm surprised she passed. She was hyper, not focused, would not listen to me and the list goes on. I could have fixed alot of this by giving her several strong collar pops, but she would have failed right then and there because they are to be on a loose lead AT ALL TIMES. Well, the evaluator must have seen something in her that she felt compelled to pass her, because I thought she failed some steps (they have ten steps that you either pass or fail)
Anyway, I am soo happy that that is done and over with. Talk about stress!