December 11, 2009

We passed our CGC and TDI tests!

Last night Mya and I passed out CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and TDI (Therapy Dogs International) tests! I've listed some of the things that we had to do below:

  • Let a stranger pet Mya, look at her ears, teeth, and feet and brush her without hesitation from her.
  • Have Mya sit and stay while I walked 20 feet away and have Mya wait until I called her to me from 20 feet away.
  • Walk Mya on a loose leash while we passed a treat twice and had her 'leave it.'
  • Walk through 5 people running around, in wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers and making loud noises and greet them if we choose to do so.
  • Walk nicely on a leash.
  • Walk nicely on a leash and stop to shake hands with someone who has another dog without Mya reacting.
  • Have Mya sit and stay while someone else dropped books behind her and a jogger ran by.
  • Leave Mya with someone else for 3 minutes.
  • Pretend I was on a walk in the park and stop to greet someone sitting on a park bench to see if they would like to pet Mya and have Mya behave herself while being petted.
  • Meet the 'crazy lady' who pretends she has a medical condition, and it could be anything such as arthritis or a medical handicap or both. Mya had to sit to be petted near the lady while she talked in funny ways and grabbed her collar, pulled at her ears, and stuck her finger in her mouth to show me Mya's, "Pretty teeth!!!"

It was a lot of fun! After I send in her registration forms Mya can start her visits!

Whoo HOOOOO! :o)