Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A new title....and a patch to go with!

The American Kennel Club (AKC) is now issuing Therapy Dogs a new title - THD -  to place at the end of their names. This program went into effect June 27, 2011, and Jackson received his letter and patch in the mail today.

From the AKC website:
     "The purpose of this program is to recognize AKC dogs and their owners who have given their time and helped people by volunteering as a therapy dog and owner team.

     The AKC Therapy Dog program awards an official AKC title awarded to dogs who have worked to improve the lives of the people they have visited.

     The AKC Therapy Dog title (THD) can be earned by dogs who have been certified by AKC recognized therapy dog organizations and have performed 50 or more community visits." 

Jackson's name is now -

We are particularly proud of this title as this is one of the things he does best : )


Jennifer H. said...

Love it!!! Way to go Jackson!!

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Congratulations! I need a few more visits and then Layla will get it too. It's great they'll have some recognition now.

tervnmal said...

That's wonderful! Wow, 50+ visits, that's a great commitment by BOTH of you!