Apollo is a 4 year old Standard Poodle. He has been a certified Therapy dog for 2 years and has just started training in Rally Obedience. Apollo is my constant companion. Last summer I left him at home with my roommate and all of his buddies when I went to a reunion. (The hotel did not allow dogs). We were gone two days and he stopped eating, and was totally depressed. It took over a week to get him back to his old self. So needless to say if Apollo can't come neither can I. While doing our theray I started trying to teach Apollo some tricks to get smiles from the people we visit. The favorite of most clients is for him to say his prayers. We also go to several school functions so I have taught him to do a fire prevention routine. When I tell him his therapy vesr is on fire he wil stop drop and roll over. Although some times he will just stay on his back with all paws in the air and grin. He will also crawl acros the room because of the smoke in the room. One of visits consists of a mini agility course where the clients can to the agility course with the therapy dogs. Apollo usually knocks the jumps off the stand because they are so low for the small dogs. But he loves the tunnell and tire jump. In December we started taking Rally Obedience classes. He is doing very well in these and already gotten his Rally novice titles in AKC and ASCA. But I think we need to concentrate more before we go off lead. He gets a big laugh when he has to do a down and rolls over on his back.