This past summer, Cosette (my Papillon) and I took the pre-test for Pets for Life. We had a few things to work on, but I scheduled our evaluation. Unfortunately, we did not pass. She had never heard the words “sit”” or “down”. I found that very strange, because she is nine years old! We definitely needed some help, so I enrolled in Christine’s class for therapy dogs.
It was very helpful. We went over everything needed to pass the evaluation. Our class was all dogs, and it was a great group.
I especially enjoyed our last class, which was a field trip to Bass Pro Shop. It was Christmas time and the store was very crowded. It was a good test of how handlers and dogs would react in a public place. The all did wonderful, by the way! Last Thursday we took the pre-test again, and nailed every requirement. We took the evaluation on Saturday, and passed! I just wanted to thank Christine for all of her help. If you are planning on testing for Pets for Life, I highly recommend her class.