Petey has changed his job a bit and he was not in with all the other dogs … he was outside our area greeting everyone. He was held and cuddled and even took a nap now and then! As your therapy dog ages it is so important to look at what is best for the dog and change up what they do and how they are handled. Petey just loves being cradled in his blanket and being loved on.
This is why retesting every two years is so important for the comfort and safety of our animals and those they interact with.
As your animal and yourself ages and changes, always be aware of what is best for both ends of leash when volunteering.