Pet-Peeves: When I take Scotti to class and leave him home
Favorite Toy: Anything to play fetch and tug of war with
Favorite Food: Bully Sticks, anything he isn't supposed to have
Best Tricks: Roll over, catching treats
Arrival Story: I had a Keeshond before I got Teddy but I had to find a new home for her. Several years later when I could have another dog, I decided that I wanted another Keeshond. I looked for breeders and found Teddy's breeder. I had to wait for him to be born and to be old enough to come home with me. The waiting was horrible. Finally Teddy joined our family. I had never been to a dog show before but my breeder thought that I would enjoy showing Teddy. So I entered the crazy world of dog shows. It was good for me to get out and be around people. Teddy became a service dog by accident. I went through a very bad depression when we moved and he picked up on my moods and started initiating play and helping me with my depression. He also alerts me to panic attacks and helps me calm down when I get really upset. Lately he has started to alert me when my blood sugar levels are too high. I am also going to train him to do some mobility assistance work since I have degenerative disk disease in my back and a bad knee. He is my best friend.
Bio: Teddy got his CGC in July of 2007. He got his Rally Novice Title in March of 2008. We spent most of 2009 getting ready for obedience competition and started competing in Novice obedience in May. Teddy ended 2009 with two legs toward his CD title and two legs toward his Rally Advanced title. We had many an adventure as Teddy found it very fun to torture me by doing various things in the obedience ring to prevent him from getting qualifying scores. I am happy to report that on January 28, 2010 Teddy got his Rally Advanced title and on January 29, 2010, Teddy FINALLY got his Companion Dog (CD) obedience title!!! He also got his first RE leg. So, we are done competing in obedience. We have moved home to Washington and Teddy is retired now. He is the proud daddy of 4. His daughter Inara stayed and joined our family.