Therapy Dog Instructors


Bob & Paulette Keller

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, All American

 

"We think of ourselves as "experienced beginners", learning from our dogs on a daily basis. Our first dog to achieve a title - 20 years ago - spent a year in Sub-Novice Obedience class, reduced the breeder to tears of laughter over our expectations and established our dog library of how-to-fix-it books. Avery was a great dog and taught us to train, not complain."

Therapy Dog Orientation

  • Bob has taught at USDTC for 7 years
  • Paulette has taught at USDTC for 1 year
  • Bob has also taught Novice Agility & Advanced Agility
  • Bob has served as Board Member & Vice President
  • Members Therapy Dog International
  • Volunteers for SPCA & Tampa Bay Guardian Angels
  • Combined 60 years experience with dogs
  • Titled in Novice Agility, Rally Excellent, Coursing Ability Excellent, Barn Hunt Senior Level
  • Have achieved CGC on all dogs
  • 4 dogs registered with TDI

Bob & Paulette believes every dog needs a "job" that fits them. Finding and developing that match strengthens the human-canine bond. Their experience with Therapy Dogs began only after one of their dogs succeeded at, but did not enjoy, other events. Rudy blossomed as a Therapy Dog for patients and staff alike and clearly showed that dogs are powerful, if non-traditional, healers.