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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Certified Therapy Pet "Rio"

by Guylaine Miller
(Riverside, Ca.)

My Aussie Rio will be turning 7 in August she is a Red Tri she is such a happy dog and a very sweet and loving nature 2 years ago I decided to share her loving nature and she became a Certified Therapy Pet. We belong to a group called Love on a Leash and Rim of the World Comfort pets.

We visit patients at The VA hospital in Loma Linda she brings smiles to people receiving chemotherapy, we visit patients with dementia and we visit at Retirement homes. Whenever Rio enters a room everyone's eyes light up she has such a bright personality.

I couldn't be more proud of my sweet girl. It's an honor to have her at my side. Thanks for letting me share my story.

Guylaine & Rio

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by: Catherine

How wise and patient to see how loving and interested in people your dog is! I have a rescued Aussie that has that personality as well. He just loves people, and once his training is 100% so he's not jumping on anyone or such, my hope is to be able to do what you do and we'll be looking for a group as soon as his training continues a bit longer :)

Guylaine & Rio
by: Mary King & the Girls

I know Guylaine & Rio personally and they are truely two amazing beings. They are a great team doing a wonderful things.

your Therapy dog
by: Anne Calmes

What a great story and team you both are are.
I have had a therapy dog in the past and it is very rewarding. God has blessed you both and those you share her with.

Anne C.
Gold Ring Aussies

by: Anonymous

thank you for sharing your story, and for sharing HER! with so many. you and she are doing a beautiful thing. God bless you both.

by: Gayle-- Big Run Aussies

congrats to you and Rio! Therapy work is the best thing you can do with your dog.

Give Rio a hug from me and tell her how proud we are of her.

Sera TDIAOV, Molly TDI, Bryn-- Therapy dog in training

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