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Therapy Dog

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:27 am

Wave passed his Canine Good Citizen test! He will now continue on to be part of the Thera-Paws team at our local hospital as a therapy dog. I am soooo proud of my boy :D :D :D The facility is very excited to have him on board. His title as mascot is excluded and in this new position he is strictly "Wave" the volunteer therapy dog. He is so awesome...hate to keep bragging :oops: :oops: :oops: The people that come in contact him all wish they had their own Tamaskan! So glad he is mine :D :D :D I have also decreased my work hours to continue his training. I will now be a part time employee & a "full time den mother" to Wave. I plan on taking his training to the fullest extent! :D

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Sylvaen » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:39 am

Congratulations! That is fantastic! Go Wave!! :D
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:49 am

Congratulations! Wave is just outstanding! :D
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by CaliforniaWolf » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:37 am

Well done Wave! You have a wonderful dog Lisa :)
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Post by Rahne » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:24 am

Congrats! :D

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Post by Amy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:17 am

Congratulations! That is fantastic!

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by blufawn » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:19 am

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Nino » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:35 am

Congratz! I think your commitment to your dog is fantastic!
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by wen » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:06 am

great !
he will have a strict schedule lol
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Post by muensterland » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:24 pm

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Rambler » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:49 pm

Congratulations!! :D

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by claireyclaire » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:01 pm

Thats fantastic news, well done to you both :D
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by wicca1 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:37 pm

well done wave and congrats to you both :D .

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Lyss » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:44 pm

Congrats to you both! :D
Nino wrote:Congratz! I think your commitment to your dog is fantastic!
^ that's exactly what I was thinking. Wave is a lucky boy ;)

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Hawthorne » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:27 am

Wave (and Lisa) That's great!!!
He is a lucky boy. And might I say you're a lucky girl to be able to spend so much time with him.
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Tamaddict » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:23 am

Yay! Congratulations to you both :D
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:15 am

Thank You, Thank You! I dont think I have ever really had a dog that thrived so well with training. He is so eager to learn & please. It also means that I never worked with or trained a Tamaskan :lol:

I plan on doing a video of Wave when he goes to the hospital to be fitted for his vest & picture taken for his ID. I will keep all of you posted!

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by TeresaC » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:33 am

Congratulations Lisa and Wave!! Your success is our success as well. Your commitment with Wave goes to show how wonderful and diverse this breed is. Thank you for being our breed ambassador :D
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:50 am

I am humbled by the compliments....... :oops: Wave makes it all so easy...........he has clearly made me realize how "Tamaskans Rock" :lol: I don't know how I will ever own any other breed ;)

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Blustag » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:00 pm

Well done you are a credit to each other :)

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Valravn » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:52 pm

Congrats!!!

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Misaya » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:39 am

Well done to you and Wave. He is such a credit to you :)
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Sylvaen » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:17 pm

Wave2Tuffy wrote:I plan on doing a video of Wave when he goes to the hospital to be fitted for his vest & picture taken for his ID. I will keep all of you posted!
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Post by Dallas » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:28 pm

Great job! Can't wait to see the vid :)
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:24 pm

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Wave's 1st day as a therapy dog :D :D :D I originally thought it would happen quicker BUT between his training classes & other schedules it took a while to get all planets lined up. He was impressive as usual. He has a picture ID badge for his new volunteer status too. :lol: :lol: I wish you could've seen my boy jump right into the chair to get his pic taken for his ID. TOO FUNNY!

He typically acts gaurded on his 1st encounter at new places...today was no different. Nobody noticed that behavior but me, though, because he did so awesome. He played down some of his commands, again, typical as he was checking out the new surroundings. The funniest thing was his "hug and kiss" command. I taught him that when he was lil' & now it can be a lil' overwhleming because of his size. He jumps up & puts his paws on my shoulders & gives me a kiss. Well, I gave the command in front of a group of people at the hospital & for the FIRST TIME ever his paw got hung up under my shirt! :lol: :lol: :lol: So Waves 1 paw was lifting up my shirt while the other was on my shoulder.....as he gave me a kiss. :oops: You get the point? :lol: It was very funny anyhow.

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Sylvaen » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:54 pm

Go Wave!!! What a super star!! :mrgreen:
Wave2Tuffy wrote:Well, I gave the command in front of a group of people at the hospital & for the FIRST TIME ever his paw got hung up under my shirt! :lol: :lol: :lol: So Waves 1 paw was lifting up my shirt while the other was on my shoulder.....as he gave me a kiss. :oops: You get the point? :lol: It was very funny anyhow.
OMG!!! that is HILARIOUS!! embarrassing, but really funny too... :P
I would have cracked up big time if it happened to me too lol :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by mackenziecorcoran » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:11 am

Congrats again Lisa! That is pretty funny that Wave managed to do that :P

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:14 am

It was too funny to ignore....the spectators, I think, would have ignored it, but it was too funny for me NOT to acknowledge. :oops: :lol: :oops: :lol: It was just as bad as it sounds too! Def not a G-rated experience :o Wave being slightly out of his element added that extra fire to the humour 8-)

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by jyotin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:50 am

That's amazing congrats! I hope to one day have my Tam be a therapy dog as well =)
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Post by AngieH » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:55 am

I'm so impressed with you both. Wave looks lovely in the vest.
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:00 am

Congrats, you do so well with him!
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Post by AZDehlin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:27 am

Oh no, on wave getting his paw up your shirt in front of a crowd. Congratulations to you and wave on the therapy visit.

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Post by wolfwannabe » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:52 am

Congratulations to you both :) Wave is such an amazing dog and a great ambassador for the breed :) oh and very handsome :)

LOL for the paw and shirt incident I'm sure he was playing to the crowd :)
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Post by Rahne » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:49 am

Wave is doing such a good job! Well done both of you :)

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Post by TerriHolt » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:27 am

Congratulations to you both :P
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Tarheel » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:42 am

Tina and I are very proud of Wave and his recent accomplishments. Great Job on becoming a therapy Dog. Special thanks to Lisa and Joe for doing such great work with Wave and what a positive way to represent the breed and their capabilities.
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Re: Therapy Dog

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Nice, congratulations!

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WAVE is amazing.

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Post by Katlin » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:22 pm

Oh man awkward! Oh well congratulations to the both of you!
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Post by MIKA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:50 pm

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:29 am

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Just another pic....was trying to show the writing on his cape. It says "Thera-Paws" & "Official Canine On Duty"

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Post by Katlin » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:27 am

So cute :D
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Post by TerriHolt » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:31 pm

so very cute :P
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by JulieSmith » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:56 pm

He looks wonderful in his coat, I bet he will bring a smile to peoples faces when they see him.

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Post by Misaya » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:42 pm

He looks very smart. Congratz :)
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Post by AZDehlin » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:17 pm

Looking slick!

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Re: Therapy Dog

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Nice pic :D

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Post by WhiteElkStag » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:01 pm

Great looking boy. He looks so happy in his vest.
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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:10 am

Oh my goodness, I still remember the 1st dog trainer who said this breed would never be a good therapy dog. I was surprised at such a harsh judgement when this was the very 1st Tamaskan they EVER encountered. Not to mention it was Wave they were talking about? Jeez, I need to make a video & send it to them :lol: :lol: :lol: Wave is becoming a SUPER STAR as a therapy dog :P 8-) :P He is doing soooo flipping awesome. I have to be the PROUDEST therapy dog owner, on my street, anyhow? :lol: 8-) :lol: 8-) He continues to blow my mind & how he "just gets it"......he just knows what he is suppose to know?

I have to also share his command of "sit", in any office with chairs, now includes him sitting in ONE of those chairs. Never taught him that....and it is too freaking funny.

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Re: Therapy Dog

Post by mackenziecorcoran » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:45 am

That is awesome Lisa. After meeting Wave I knew he was an awesome dog. That trainer most just be judging because of Tamaskans looking like wolves or the fact that they have husky influence in them.

What does Wave do as a therapy dog, I'm guessing sit with patients and let thempet them but O also guess there is a bit more to it.

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