Nugget is our Therapy Dog In Training. He is a 14 week old Cocker Spaniel x King Charles Cavalier and although he will probably only be ready for official duties in about 6 months, his journey starts now.
There is good evidence to suggest that therapy pets decrease anxiety for clients while increasing the opportunity to learn new skills in a therapeutic setting. So, I hope to bring you some recent research or at the very least some interesting articles on the subject, some cute pictures of Nugget making his way as a therapy pet and hopefully some funny stories about how he goes about becoming the best therapy pet there is!
On Sunday he starts Puppy School, then Monday he gets his 12-week vaccine and on Thursday he does informal rounds at a local primary school.