Other TDI Test dates are: May 11, June 22, and August 17
On April 13, Susan Hertz evaluated eight dogs (an ACD, 2 GSDs, 2 Labs, a Golden, and a Dalmatian mix) were tested along with nine handlers.
Five dog/handler teams passed all the test items, including Shannon Hall’s Australian Cattle Dog Simon, who almost blew it on his heeling because he wanted nothing more than visiting with everyone. While extreme friendliness is a good tendency in a
therapy dog, it surprises no one who knows the gloriously gregarious Simon!
Thanks to Shannon Hall for organizing the event! And it couldn’t have gotten done without the “crowd” of outstanding volunteers: Tom Hertz with his Irish Wolfhound Killian, “The Neutral Dog” (pony!), Eileen Freedman, Nan Marks, Robin Siegel “The Wheelchair Jockey,” and Shannon’s daughter Naomi for acting as “The Child” for the final test item.