Champion Dog - "Annie Mae Kaeble" From Southern Rescue to Therapy Dog
Annie was a southern girl rescued in 2013. I was scrolling through social media and saw her picture – I was sunk!
From the moment I met her at 11 weeks she displayed a mature & calm demeanor. I knew I wanted to participate in a higher level of training with her than I ever had with any of my other pups. We worked hard doing private training and group classes. She earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen in January of 2015. Next, we tackled Therapy Dog prep classes and was a natural. She earned her registration as a Therapy Dog in November of that same year. She then earned her AKC Community Canine (CGCA) certification in July of 2017. As a Therapy Dog Team, we started our visits in January of 2016. To date (04/2021) we have over 200 visits under our belts. I couldn’t be prouder of what we have been able to achieve together.
Dogs are incredibly skilled at reading us. I am humbled again and again when I see Annie draw someone out of their shell or just sit quietly and enjoy being pet by someone who may be down. Annie is a special girl, somehow, I knew that when I glanced at that puppy face on that fateful day. Cindy Kaeble CPDT-KA