Okay... so... I have talked to a therapy dog group in my area... and it looks like in a short couple of months, Gordy and I just might become a therapy team First I'll go to an orientation, and then we will start a 5 week class offered by the organization we would be volunteering with, and the end of the 5 weeks of training will be an evaluation! Gordy is always very eager to meet new people, and while he won't jump up on anyone, he does show a good bit of wiggle butt excitement . He'll pull on the leash to see people who greet him excitedly, but will respond to "easy" quickly. So, I don't know, maybe he is okay because he's not a wild man, just a very enthusiastic boy. I think the classes prior to the eval might help, because he will be used to the environment, and the other people and dogs being around. Gordy is so easy to fall in love with though I can't wait to be able to do this with my boy... when I was hospitalized in the past... the sound of jingling tags would get me out of bed quicker than any doctor would have ever thought!! I thought Gordy would be my dock dog... and while I still hope to pursue that in the future... I'd be hiding a big secret from the world if I didn't get Gordy into the therapy dog scene too. Any tips on continuing to pursue the therapy dog path?