Originally posted by LadysMom
@Jul 8 2005, 01:43 PM
Uno is a cute name.
Is he officially the property of this therapy organization since he is the only surviving puppy? I would think they would want some imput into naming him. My experience is pretty limited, but I have a friend who fosters Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppies until they start their formal training. Training a future therapy dog starts almost at birth, so I would guess learning his name would be an important milestone and you might not want to change it later on.
He isnt officiallt their property yet. The way luvnpaws works is I take care of the pup and do the begining training from birth until weaning. I have been properly trainied to train them as babys and asses their ability to be a therapy dog. once they are weaned and I have a good idea that this would work for him. I will drive him up to Lubbock where he will go to extensive training. I try to give almost all the pups a chance at this. I have not sent 1 because she was way to small and they like them to be at least 4 lbs full grown due to the fact of coming in contact with kids and other things can be dangerous. There was one that I didnt send due to the fact that she Failed the test over and over. After the babies are weaned and I take the first few that pass. I work with the others more and take them if possible. In several cases I have taken them and after completing the basic ob that all the dogs get the owner of luvnpaw determines that they are not cut out for it and they bring them back to me to place in better homes. A few of them have been placed in the lubbock area by luvpaws. As far as naming goes they dont mind me doing that as long as I get their approval of the name.
There is one baby that passed the cert for general therapy but after working with several different owners she didnt seem to enjoy it. They found a great home for her
at a retirement villiage. She is the Queen of the castle. They changed her name to Queenie.
n e way this is how luvnpaws works. So far they havent found any problems with the system. They only have 3 total breeding therapy bitches. The majority of dogs they train and place are shelter dogs. Its a great organization to be a part of the owner Debbie is wonderful with animals.
Ok I will shut up