Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New AKC Therapy Dog Titles: THD

Hooray Katie and Louie just received a new title from the American Kennel Club. It's THD which stands for Therapy Dog. To qualify for the title dogs must be certified by an AKC recognized therapy dog organization (TDI - Therapy Dogs International in our case), they must be AKC registered or listed and they must have completed 50 verified therapy visits. Our Newfoundlands automatically qualified because they already met all of those criteria.

Katie and I went to our favorite nursing home tonight. I always dress her up when we go there because the elderly people get a huge kick out of seeing her with ribbons in her hair. We had not visited in a while because of the heat, so Katie was super excited to see a bunch of her human friends again.

Louie posing with his patch

Now Katie and Louie's official names and titles are...

Wilbon's What a Wonderful World RE THD TDIA CGC
& Wilbon's Katie Scarlett O'Hara RA THD TDIA CGC



Katie giving Mama some therapeutic kisses


Kathleen said...

Congrats to Louie and Katie - the 2 most adorable therapy dogs!! Katie looks very pretty for her day at the nursing home! - Natalie is going to be one lucky little girl having those 2 to love her!!


Kelli said...

Congrats Katie and Louie! :)

Just Ramblin' said...

Congrats! How cool and exciting. We are hoping to have Miss Stella earn the same. Not sure how to go about it though. We have started obedience training but do not know the who, what, where, why, and when of visiting nursing homes. Superb accomplishment on your part!

Lincoln said...

Well done you two ! You both are so cute.


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You have a wonderful dog. You are lucky to have her.

Alyson and Ford said...

Congratulations! Wonderful therapy!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Three Years!