Border Collie/Alaskan Husky
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Home:Bradford, PA, Ellicottvillel,, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam and more!

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
pet tag recovery service
Quick Bio:

March 29th 2006

Going for a walk and getting belly rubs

Haven't discovered any yet

Favorite Toy:
A tennis ball

Favorite Food:
peanut butter

Favorite Walk:
Around the Marilla Reservoir

Best Tricks:
Don't know yet

Arrival Story:
Four months after the death of Blou, my new friend was looking at border collie rescue sites with absolutely no intention of acquiring another dog. When he found me he knew immediately that we needed each other. He had trouble naming me because he couldn't think of a name he liked. He woke up in the middle of the first night I was with him and saw some pictures of Blou and said to himself. Thank You Blou, and that's where I got my name. TYB.

We've been together for only two days and things are wonderful.

Forums Motto:
Mr. Congeniality

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 8th 2010 More than 6 years!

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My new life in the USA

Catch up

June 21st 2015 3:01 pm
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I've had a couple of new experiences in the past several months. I've been accepted to participate in the canine cognition research project at Yale University and have really enjoyed that experience. I make the trip to Yale a few times during the good weather months to participate in the program. During each session, I'm presented with a few puzzles/problems to solve. The researchers watch my reactions and take notes. The ultimate goal of the program as I understand it is to arrive at better ways to train military, police, and service dogs based on the studies of how each dog learns and solves his puzzles. I don't know how many dogs are being studied now, but I know that when I started there were only about 100 participants. I know that there are many more now. I'll be going to New Haven this week for a new set of "tests".
I've also started working in the Tail Wagging Tutor program under the auspices of Therapy Dogs International. I go to visit grade school classes and have students who are reluctant to read aloud in class for fear of making a mistake and being teased come to read to me in the reading lounge because I'm nonjudgemental. The kids improve their reading skills, they learn to like reading, and they learn about dogs.
I've had a couple of readers who weren't comfortable with dogs read to me and become great fans of mine.


Now I'm Official

October 31st 2013 7:01 pm
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For the past three years, I've been visiting friends in nursing homes. Each time that I make a visit, it seems that most of the residents want to pet me or say hello, but I've been limiting my visits to an individual or two whom my dad has known. A while back I took the test and qualified as a certified therapy dog and have become an associate of Therapy Dogs International. When I go to a nursing home or hospital now, I visit everyone who wants to say hello. I hope the residents of the home look forward to my visits as much as I do. You can learn more about therapy dogs on line at Therapy Dogs International.org



August 16th 2013 4:09 am
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In my last post I said that I was preparing for the therapy dog evaluation. Well, as they say, "The best laid plans..."
It didn't happen then, but I continued to make my visits as an unofficial therapy dog. I've been visiting schools, nursing homes, and hospitals and have enjoyed doing it. Now, I'm happy to announce that I did go for evaluation and passed.
I now have my "credentials" and can continue visiting my familiar institutions and hope to become busier going to new places to brighten the day for a lot of people who need
some brightening.

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