David Frei,Angel on a Leash, and the Westminster Finale
Most of you are familiar with David Frei as the analyst of Westminster Kennel Club all breed dog Show. 2010 marks David's 20th year with the club. Dave has been around the dog show world a long time. I remember when he was an Afghan Hound exhibitor and a great ambassador of goodwill at area dog shows.
Dave took all that positive energy and put it into Angel On a Leash. http://www.angelonaleash.org/
People love dogs and it is that power of love that makes therapy dog work so healing for the sick, elderly, and handicapped. My own dog Buddy was a Canine Candystriper and I can attest to the great feeling one gets from training a dog you love to give to others. Therapy organizations like Angel on a Leash have brought a real professionalism into this rewarding charity work.
If you are considering making your dog a Therapy Dog, lay the foundation now with proper obedience training and get your dog certified as a Canine Good Citizen.
Then research Therapy Dog training and certification in your area...
On another note, congrats to Lori and Chanel for their big Hound Group win at Westminster last night. The Hound Group rocked with all girl dogs in the top 3 positions!
Watch breed judging from the 2010 Westminster DogShowhttp://video.usanetwork.com/features/westminster_dog_show/toy_group/v1201774
Most people are only aware of the group and Best In Show judging as it is all that is on TV, but watching the breeds is very educational. I recommend that you study your favorite breed as they are the best of the best and you can learn to identify sound movement, conditioning and grooming from watching the experts.
Tonight Puff and I will be watching and rooting for our old friends and favorite breeds at the Westminster finale...