Isabelle is a very special dog ...
Isabelle is a 6½ year old Golden Retriever and is Dan’s
third Golden. Isabelle keeps quite a schedule and has had extensive training in
obedience and companionship. When she arrived as a puppy, she began basic
training. She then began to prepare for the CGC Test
) and passed with flying colors! She was the youngest in the group
at 14 months old. The test took one hour and 20 minutes, and consisted of 10
parts. Accepting a friendly stranger, Sitting politely for petting, appearance
and grooming (must welcomed being brushed), out for a walk (walking on a loose
lead), Walking through a crowd, Sit and down on command and Staying in place,
coming when called, reaction to another dog (had to pass another dog, stop and
talk to person, while she sat), reaction to distraction, and supervised
separation (had to leave her with stranger, tell her to stay, and leave room
for 3 minutes). She really made Dan very proud and made the first step to being
certified as a Therapy Dog! In 2014, she became an advanced Therapy Companion
and she & Dan are cleared for visits to schools, office buildings,
hospitals, and assisted living facilities. Last year Isabelle passed the final,
new, and most challenging test; The AKC Community CanineTest
Her daily routine includes attending Dogtopia of Elsmere for the past 6 years. She attends usually 4 days a week.
One day a week she comes to work at the Dan Logan Group. Every other week we
visit assisted living facilities where everyone is so happy to see her. She also
swims at an indoor dog pool year round.