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Therapy dogs complete course

Nine dogs and their owners recently graduated from the Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association Therapy Dog Training course. In the back row from left are Shirley Nordrum and Juantay; Sharon Nordrum and DaVinci; Sue Wells and Hooch; Alice Slease and Scout and Jodi Glidden and Zoe. In the front row from left are Gina Williams and Maddie; Carolyn Towler and Winchell; Claudia Robinson and Fred. Not pictured are Pat Zea and Razzma. Submitted Photo

The Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association hosted a six-week therapy dog training course. Recently they held a graduation for the nine dogs and their owners who completed the course.

Each dog and its owner completed volunteer training based on Standards of Practice through materials from Delta Society's Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy Team Training Course, Therapy Dog International, Therapy Dogs, Inc. and 4H Dog Therapy Program.

The dogs also passed a basic health screening, a Therapy Dog Skills and Aptitude Test and some will be certified as AKC Canine Good Citizens (CGC).

For more information on the Therapy Dog Course, call Tracy Parthun at 218-854-7272.