Last Thursday my family and I had to0 say goodbye to our four year old Doxen Bo! He was a GREAT dog that will be missed! He had trouble with his back legs and couldn't jump anymore! He was eating and drinking just fine, but he just wasn't his old self! He was "man's best friend"! He would want to be loved, snuggled, and played with! He loved to play tug of war and tear up stuffed animals, go for walks, riding in the car, boat, and going swimming! He was a EXCELLENT watch dog! He also loved to go on family vacations!
For people with C.P. some dogs are trained to help people live a self-sufficient life as possible! Those dogs are called a therapy dog! Let me explain to all of you what a therapy dog is trained to do! These dogs help people get things from high spaces, shelves, and counters! They can go in public with you as well, they just have to have a harness on them to let people know that they are a therapy dog!
No one is allowed to pet or play with the dog because, the dog is suppose to devote "ALL"of it's attention on the disabled person! If people see the dog in public BEFORE they pet the dog they should ask the owner if it's ok to do so! Most therapy dogs are Chocolate Labs! The dogs can also get people out of harms way! For instances, if there was a fire, the dog would pull the person out of a burning building, pick the phone for them or turn on light switches
We sure did love you Bo, I'm glad you are in dogie heaven and out of pain! We'll miss you! Thanks for being a GREAT dog!