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Kelstrin Collies
Brad & Stephanie Barber
2670 Pangburn Hollow Road
Monongahela, PA 15063
Phone: 412-384-4810
email: kelstrincollies@comcast.net

Special Interest Links

Puppy Socialization

How our puppies are raised

Ear Tipping


Crate Training -
coming soon

Our puppies will be recieving the
Volhard’s Puppy Aptitude Test
on day 49.

PupQuest A guide for you on your quest
for a happy, healthy puppy from a
responsible source!

Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM
vaccine protocol

The Puppy Dog Place - A puppy care
guide for your new furry bundle!

 

Collies make wonderful companion and therapy dogs. They possess an uncanny sense of right
and wrong, and their compassion is unbounded.

Great Therapy Dogs need training and guidance. Enroll your dog/puppy in your local dog training
facility/animal shelter therapy dog class and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) class.  Upon
completing the class(es) the dog will be tested for both TDI and CGC, and will be awarded these
titles by the AKC. 

Dogs are taught basic manners, socialization and interaction with the disabled, including
exposure to wheel chairs, walkers, crippled and mentally challenged. They will also be taught
the “leave it” command. This command is crucial in case medications are dropped on the floor.
The owner will also be taught how to handle the dog with the disabled, elderly and children.

Therapy dogs are also requested to particulate in children’s school reading programs both at a
local library, bookstore or school. Children develop confidence when they read to a willing and
loving companion. 

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”  Roger Caras

Check out TDI links below:

Therapy Dogs International

Therapy Dogs International Chapter #207 Pittsburgh, PA

 
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