bad news people.
Subject: Re: VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 11:04:43 +0800
Thank you very much for your interest in our PAT activities and for taking the time to bring your Rottie, Bear, for the assessment last weekend.
Taking into account the observations made by our tester and our experience from the environments/situations that PAT dogs will be exposed to during our outreach activities, our assessment is that the work we do at this point might not be suitable for Bear.
As explained to you earlier, this has primarily to do with the nature of clients we work with e.g. some of our intellectually disabled clients can actually get quite “rough”, temperamental and unpredictable with the dogs. Such behaviours have, in some instance, lead to some dogs becoming a little more high-strung and less patient, and at times, even more aggressive towards other dogs (especially males) as the defenses build up. While Bear may be obedient and will take commands from you, we also seek your understanding that we are unable to control the behaviour of the clients/other dogs and how their actions will impact Bear.
In view of the above, we hope that you understand that it may be better not to have Bear join us.
Thank you very much once again.
Pa wrote in reply...
Subject: RE: VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:01:58 +0800
this information comes to be as a very big surprise.
Thank you for your time on this matter.
Just as a matter of clarification, the tester said that Bear was unsuitable?
Because when I was there and on the completion of the test, I remember him saying very clearly to everyone there....
"Congratulations, He has done very well. I will inform them that he is ready for immediate deployment."
Of course I was thrilled. As this is a big difference from what you are saying now, I would like to find out just which area Bear has failed in so that I can improve on it and perhaps join you guys in the future when he does pass his test.
sob. is there something wrong with me?