Ariell's Bachelor's Button CGC
Sire: Multi-BISS Am./Can. CH Spiritlodge Ticket To Ride
Dam: Landican Ariell's Dahlia UD AX AXJ NAP
Bred By: Ellen & Jim Hardin
Bachelor is a Dahlia son who began his therapy dog career at one year of age. He and Jim keep quite a busy schedule. They are part of the second grade reading program at a local grade school once a week (including remedial reading in the summer). It has been proven that children who read aloud to a therapy dog, especially at the second grade level, can advance their reading and learning skills by leaps and bounds.
Bachelor spends one afternoon a week visiting the local clinic and hospital; and another weekly visit to an Alzheimer's unit and an assisted living facility. Bachelor has quite a following and knows which nurses keep dog treats in their desk for him. He can put his paws up on the counter to "check-in" at the clinic, as well as open the swinging gate to get to the nurse's station stocked with treats. He has assisted in calming agitated patients prior to treatment, visited a patient mauled by her own dog, offered companionship to those no longer able to keep a pet, and offered comfort to those near passing. He has special abilities in this area.
Bachelor has all routine health