I started my day by visiting Laura, Anthony and Mona at their house while Jenn was teaching classes. Jenn thought I might burn off some energy playing with Mona and be relaxed for the TDI test. But I found a bucket filled with cool water and I had so much fun putting my head and feet in it. Laura had quite a job getting me cleaned up and dried before my TDI test.
Laura was nice enough to drive me over the meet Jenn for the test. I was really happy to wiggle my butt for the evaluator and for all the people there to help her. Jenn kept talking to me and telling me I was a good boy.
The TDI test is similar to the Canine Good Citizen test. These are some of the things I had to do:
- walk politely on the leash without pulling
- sit politely while people pet me and crowded around me
- let someone brush me and handle my ears and feet
- walk through a crowd of people with walkers and wheelchairs and then politely say hello to them
- remain calm with banging and distractions
- be alone with a stranger for three minutes and be quiet and polite
- walk past a food bowl filled with wet dog food
For more information on TDI and how to help your dog become a TDI visiting friend, click here.