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Remember, this is a Team Effort - You Need to Enjoy this as Much as your Dog


Things to Ask Yourself:

  • Do I enjoy visiting health care facilities, schools and/or retirement homes?
  • Do I enjoy meeting strangers and how much is viagra can I be truly interested in making conversation with them?
  • Am I comfortable interacting with people who may be confused, physically or mentally challenged, and/or terminally ill?


Your Dog:

Temperament Suitability:

  • Does my dog enjoy meeting new people?
  • Is my dog able to tolerate rough handling from strangers calmly, without growling or snapping?
  • Is my dog friendly with other dogs?
  • Would my dog rather be with me than with other dogs?
  • Is my dog well socialized with people of viagra 50mg all ages and viagra in australia for sale races, from young children to the cialis dosage very elderly?
  • Will my dog calmly accept strangers touching him anywhere on his body?
  • Is my dog able to remain calm when loud noises or angry yelling / shouting / screaming occur nearby?


Obedience Suitability:

  • Your dog must be able to pass all elements of viagra rx in canada the Pet Partners Skills Test (PPST) , a test of basic obediene skills and viagra online us good manners.  This means that your dog MUST:
    • Sit politely when a friendly stranger shakes your hand
    • Sit politely for petting by a friendly stranger
    • Calmly tolerate being brushed, and having ears, teeth, and front feet examined by a stranger
    • Walk politely on a loose leash—stop when you stop—turn promptly when you turn, without pulling on the real viagra online leash, sniffing the female viagra pills floor, etc.
    • Heel at your side with attention on you despite distractions going by such as people in wheelchairs, walkers, people jogging by, and loud noises nearby
    • Sit on Command
    • Down on Command
    • Stay in place with you at least 10 feet away
    • Come promptly when called
    • Sit politely at your side when a friendly stranger with a dog comes up to shake your hand
  • Your dog MUST have impeccable manners.  He cannot jump up on people or pull while on leash.  He must be able to remain calm when new people approach.  He cannot be aggressive with other dogs.


Health Suitability:

  • Your dog must be current on all core vaccinations.  If you are vaccinating on a less frequent basis, you must have an authorization statement from your veterinarian.  Pet Partners does accept blood  titers as evidence of immune status.
  • Your dog must have fecal tests done yearly to check for parasites
  • Your dog must be tested for heartworm yearly, and must be on a heartworm preventative
  • Your dog must be comfortable with regular bathing / grooming, nail clipping / filing and buy cialis online canada teeth brushing