Monday Mischief #62 – Therapy Dog Title


Mr. N has officially received his therapy dog novice title. Dogs who are certified through an AKC-approved organization and make at least ten therapy visits can earn the title. He qualified back in January (or was it December?), but I didn’t send in the paperwork for a bit and then it took a couple of weeks for the AKC to process his title. 
I’m hoping to add a CGC and possibly a nosework title this year. I don’t think there will be enough lure coursing trials (CAT for the non-sighthounds) close by for him to get another title for at least enough year or two. 
Photo by: One Lifetime Photography
What goals are your dogs working toward this year?




30 Responses

  1. Emma

    March 23, 2015 10:23 am

    Congratulations. Bailie and I got our CGC titles last summer and she is hoping to add tracking. Nose work is not an AKC title, sadly. I hope some day the make it one as it is a serious and good sport. I found out barn hunting is an AKC title sport, not sure why nose work isn't yet.

  2. cupcakepetrillo

    March 23, 2015 10:41 am

    Congratulations, Mr. N. That's awesome. CGC is a good goal to have. I had to get it for my therapy work. Mom says it was a fluke that I was successful at my test. Something about naughty behavior and jackasses in my head.

    Love and licks and who me?

  3. Groovy Goldendoodles

    March 23, 2015 2:30 pm

    Congratulations Mr. N. That's fantastic. My goal for Harley this year is his CGC and of course I will have to wait a while for Jax to mature a bit before he can go for any certifications. I think you are so adorable – you will be terrific bringing a smile to everyone's face!

  4. LA Paylor

    March 23, 2015 5:11 pm

    oh what an accomplishment! Well done! Now go help people! You know they need it, and their noses aren't that good. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  5. Janet Keefe

    March 23, 2015 10:02 pm

    Congratulations, Mr. N! Those are some wonderful goals you have. I want to get Luke into a nosework class to start with, and then we'll see where we can go from there. We live in such a rural area any titles, etc., will require a lot of travel so I'm not sure if we'll got that far or not.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  6. K9s OverCoffee

    March 24, 2015 1:34 am

    Chapeau, Mr. N! We are hoping to get our girl Missy therapy-dog certified at some point ~ first we need to make sure her cancer chapter is closed though (looking good so far).

  7. Beth

    March 25, 2015 1:58 am

    Yay, Mr. N! Barley and I would like to get back into some more formal noseworks training–but our trainer has had a lot of things that have kept her from being able to teach more courses, so for now, we're just continuing to practice on our own.


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