UberDog Training Therapy Dogs
We are very proud of our customers who have taken their UberDogs and their training to the next level by certifying them in therapy dog training. You have probably seen these pups and their owners out and about serving the community in a variety of ways. If you are interested in pursuing these programs with your UberDog just ask the trainers for more information.
Sherri and her young Australian Shepherd, Leo, began their UberDog Training from day 1 with one of their goals attaining their therapy dog title. They have advanced through the training system and easily passed just after his 1st birthday! Leo is a member of Therapy Dogs International and loves his therapy jobs. He visits Sardis Oaks weekly and brings joy and love to the residents there. He visits rooms and central gathering places and entertains all with his tricks and kindness. He also visits Ronald McDonald House twice a month where he is available for love, compassion and companionship.
Kevin O’Toole has participated in three of the Extreme Hike for a Cure events to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation. Each event is a 33.4 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail along the North Carolina-Tennessee border. His efforts raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. He spends his weekends with Lucy, his German Shepherd/Terrier mix, who is his training partner for these extreme hikes.
Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now — more than ever — to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org.
In Kevin’s own words, “Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and help making CF stand for Cure Found.”
Kathy Williams and her lab-mix Jack frequent Carolina Medical Center every Wednesday, where his mom works. Jack began his training as an out of control young dog, who loved everyone but did not have willpower to ignore these things when asked and had lots of energy that needed to be controlled. Jack has blossomed into a perfect companion – he obeys all commands both on and off leash, has gained confidence in attending classes and loves his weekly therapy dog visits in a controlled setting.
Melvina Lee met us at the TDI test held at Piedmont Kennel Club with her Labrador Retriever, Harley, who unfortunately did not pass his first test before beginning his training with UberDog. After completing his training though our program, he retook the test and is now a therapy dog with Paws2Read. This program is to improve and enrich the literacy skills of children through the child reading to the Dog. Dogs in this program are great reading companions because they help increase relaxation in the child, listen attentively, no judgement, laughter or criticism, allowing the child to proceed at their own pace and less intimating for the child. Harley will also participate in Paws2Read at South County Library starting in December 2015.