MP-10

Wow, today was our 10th Mission Impossible that became Possible. It’s amazing how all these little steps add up towards a significant milestone. With ten visits under my belt, I can apply for the AKC Therapy Dog Novice title. It seems like yesterday when I got my training wheels, passed the prescreening exam, passed the real exam, and then several months later went on my first mission.

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My first training wheels (10 weeks)

And here are the numbers: During the animal therapy training sessions I have interacted with 72 people. And on my missions, I’ve interacted with 146 people. This brings the total of interactions with NEW people since I was adopted to 602! Yes, you read that right, that is 602 new people. That means meeting more than one new person per day. The total number of interactions with new plus familiar humans is much, much higher. That’s a lot of pawshaking and sitting on my behind, I can tell you that.

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One of my first animal therapy training sessions

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Practicing in the field 

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Training with my CCI buddies

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My first real mission

We celebrated today’s milestone with doggie ice cream and topped it off with some frozen carrots for another Popeye boost. Yummy!

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Let’s celebrate; we’re ready!

Hope you had a wagnificant Father’s day and all, 

Happy Monday,

Benji

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17 thoughts on “MP-10

  1. Benji, you are one super-fantastic hound!! This is way more important than the fun stuff like agility and freestyle (although those are also great training tools). Keep up the good work, buddy.

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  2. You are Super Dog, you have succeeded in all your missions so great, you have met 602 persons, that’s more than we see in two years. It is nice to see how you love your work as a dogtor, you look so happy.
    It is a great honour to be your friend, Benji. Thank you!
    Kosmo,
    a cat in faraway Finland.

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    • I try to stay busy. They say that together with meditation it is good for mind, body, and soul. I got the meditation down too as I am now an expert in Zuluism… Benji

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