I am married with a 25yr old daughter. I am a special education teacher. We are thinking of adding another doodle to our family. I would be interested in helping the Doodle Rescue.
Tell us about your dog(s) and/or other pets that you have:
Roxie came into our family 16 months ago and she quickly became the love of all our lives. She has the best temperament and was easily trained when we attended Puppy Kindergarden. We are now looking at an agility class because she loves to run, jump, and fetch.
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We got Roxie from Bad Company Breeders in PA. We chose a doodle because of my husband's allergies. I am happy to say I don't know why but since we have gotten Roxie, my husband has not had a reaction to any dog, we think he may have built up an immunity or something. It is fantastic because he is so enjoying taking Roxie to the beach and dog park and socializing with other dogs.
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
I am not involved now but did volunteer and hope that I can be of assistance.
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Exactly! When my husband began the autistic class, our district sent him to a bunch of trainings and inservices. They let me go to Oregon with him where we heard Temple Grandin speak. Wow. She was both funny and brilliant. You could see her 'autism' traits and laugh with her at them and empathize too.
My husband taught the first class in our town specifically for autistic students. He taught it for several years, then went back to regular ed. Our state is coming up with a certificate to teach autistic spectrum students and all of us who teach special ed. will need to get some training. It is still being planned so I don't know what they will finally decide. Most of the Resource teachers have students somewhere on the spectrum (some not diagnosed of course) in their caseload. I am working with one student right now who does have a diagnosis and one who doesn't.
PS I teach special ed also. I am an elementary Resource Specialist, but summers I have taught severely handicapped, autistic, physically handicapped kids from elementary thru yound adult. My husband teaches regular ed. but has done the same summer gigs as I have. What do you teach?
I LOVE to take pictures of the dogs. I don't have a lot of skill but it sure is fun with digital. Are you also a member of doodlekisses? They have a photography group. One of the people who has lots of skill and knowledge gives us an 'assignment' each month. This month it is black and white.