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Roxy's first day of work

Roxy the therapy dog Last Friday was Roxy's first day of therapy dog work at The Lab in St Paul.  I took Roxy with her Therapy dog pal, Ahnung and her mom Marilou to this amazing program which is part of the St Paul school system.  Friday we talked to a small group of 8th graders about starting your own business and how Pampered Pooch Playground began.  I think the best question of the morning was "how much poop do we pick up each day"?.

Roxy loves being a therapy dog, and did awesome with the class.  If you have any questions about what goes into being a therapy dog, or where to take the classes, just ask.

Have a great day!

Keith

Roxy Passed!

Today, Trycia and I left the daycare early so Roxy could take her therapy dog test.  After the 30 minute test, they told us we passed with flying colors.  They said "Roxy is going to make a great therapy dog!" Those of you that are interested in becoming a therapy dog team, we have some great resources for you starting with Heather our trainer who can get you ready for the Canine Good Citizen test (which is required for enrollment in a therapy dog class).  We don't offer therapy dog classes at Pampered Pooch Playground, but for Roxy's training we used Danielle at the Canine Coach and highly recommend her to anyone thinking about it.  Now that Roxy has passed we plan on taking her to "The Lab"  (with her buddy Ahnung) which is in the St Paul school system and she will also be volunteering at a local nursing home which is run by one of our customers.

Have a great weekend!

Keith