Tampa Dog Training School Student: Judith Destasio and Tucker Go From Rescue to Pet Therapy!
by Judith Destasio
June 2012 we adopted Tucker, a magnificent 18 month old purebred from Golden Retriever Rescue Mid-Florida. It’s hard to believe but he had been surrendered twice already! Tucker was ready for his forever home. We were so happy and blessed to bring him home. He is a big strong boy so we thought we should get him in training. We have been customers and friends of Courteous Canine for a long time so we signed up for Basic Manners. Tucker did great so the next step was to work toward his Canine Good Citizen (CGC), he passed his test in November of 2013. Then with a lot of positive feedback about Tucker’s skills we decided to start training with the goal of Therapy Dog. We decided to take the CGC/Therapy class again as a refresher, which was a good idea. He passed his Therapy Dog evaluation with flying colors April 26, 2014. Thank you to everyone at Courteous Canine, with special thanks to Angelica, Pam, Monica and Jan. You all provided so much support and guidance we wouldn’t be where we are without you!
Courteous Canine, Inc. offers dog training, puppy training, working with aggressive dogs and rehabilitating fearful and shy dogs. In addition we offer cat training, agility, pushball and dock jumping. Courteous Canine, Inc. is a full service dog school that offers doggie day care, pet sitting, group classes and boarding!
I just wanted to pop you guys a quick note to say a big THANK YOU, and especially Pam for doing such a fantastic job with your basic dog manners class. My 8-month old puppy Molly and I just finished our six week course, and we had such a great time, and learned SO MUCH. Molly is a better behaved and sweeter dog than she was before the class, and I know that I personally have been provided with a great foundation to model my own behavior better to bring out the best in her!
Another happy client for Courteous Canine
Pam was informative, relaxed and lots of fun to work with, and I can’t tell you how pleased we have been with our interaction with her.
We’re going to take some time off to enjoy what’s left of Molly’s puppyhood, but we are planning on enrolling in therapy dog training after the 1st of the year. We have a few things that we need to work on, but I know she’ll be ready based on the great foundation we have had with Courteous Canine so far.
Again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever need any references!
JD. Tampa, FL
Come join us at Courteous Canine, Inc. for your dog’s next group class. We offer classes at three locations in the Tampa, FL area. For more information contact us www.CourteousCanine.com