A dog with a hobby is a happy dog.
If you don't supply the hobby
he will find his own! --Wendy Jeffries
1990: Search and Rescue dogs
|The Jeffries eventually left
the bird business but Wendy kept training her
animals. Besides obedience, she pursued dog
sports of Tracking and Agility.
founded the Riverside County Search Dogs Inc. in
the early 1990s. Her PBGV (Petite Bassett
Griffon Vendeen), named JoJo, was her trailing
||The photo at left was taken on the
day Wendy and JoJo passed the CARDA certification
to become a search and rescue team in
as Bloodhounds do, sniffing an item belonging to
the lost person, then following the path they
2000: Therapy and Service dog
||Wendy's search partner JoJo, doubled
as a Therapy Dog. Bringing cheer to
hospitals and rest homes was JoJo's second
favorite pastime after searching for lost people.
|Training dogs to help the disabled
as Service Dogs isn't much different than
teaching a bird to ride a bike or a dolphin to
retrieve a dime.
they learn to help their human partners are fun
for the dogs-- a good hobby.
right, a client's mixed-breed terrier, Corky,
brings the telephone. She also retrieves
dropped items and hits a button that dials for