Photo Comments Age: 14 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Sadie
Dogster stats for Sadie
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November 1st 2002
Working or playing with her human partner, eating, being groomed and sleeping.
Strangers at the gate or door
Anywhere her human partner is going
Praying, High Five, Catching her toys when thrown to her
I spent 2 years researching and searching for a facility that could train and certify for Public Access a Psychiatric Assistance Dog. I was unable to travel, so I needed to find a facility which would find and train a dog and then bring her to where I lived to teach me how to work with the dog and become certified as a team. Sadie was found in a Humane Society in the United States at 8 months of age by her trainer who was alerted to her arrival there by the staff. I took a handler's theory course online, submitting my tests and having them returned with grades. Initially Sadie was being trained at the facility in the United States for another client who had Multiple Sclerosis. However, her condition worsened and she required a larger dog which could pull a wheelchair. Sadie completed her training as a Psychiatric Assistance Dog to meet my needs and we were ready to be certified as a team when Sadie was approximately 20 months old. We passed the Public Access certification test in May 2004 and Sadie has been my canine partner and ' significant other ' since then. She was an answer to prayer. Had Sadie not been unsuitable for the first client she was being trained for, I would have had a much longer waiting period before I became her partner.
Although Sadie is PB by a registered breeder, she was unsuitable for her breeder because she was smaller than the breed standard, has a slight underbite and some fuzzy fur on her haunches where there shouldn't be that type of fur. Sadie was a diamond in the rough!
Sadie - Montana Heaven, the Mini Golden
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