Chazzy is an almost three year old Labradoodle who was trained to be a facility dog by Paws Giving Independence. The organization has a very controlled, systematic process from obtaining to training, and ultimately matching the right dog for the right job. Chazzy was chosen for his loving temperament, gentle and friendly nature. Chazzy has gone through formal obedience training, extensive temperament training, multiple public access testing, attending classes with one of his trainers at Bradley University, working with children in large groups as well as working with children with Special Needs.
He continues to attend training classes monthly along with his handler Sue Hale; who is an Occupational Therapy Assistant assigned to Schramm Educational Center. Sue has gone through more than 25 hours of direct contact training with Chazzy through Paws Giving Independence which includes public outings, learning commands, completing assessments with Chazzy and participating in a number of events in the community with him. Sue continues to receive ongoing training and consultation provided by PGI during ongoing monthly training classes on site in Peoria at PGI’s training facility for Chazzy’s working life. Sue and Chazzy are very excited to be part of Schramm and to help our wonderful students grow and learn.
🐾 Chazzy's Dog Days 🐾
Chazzy has had a very busy start to this new school year at Schramm. He’s already gone on a field trip to a pumpkin patch, enjoyed Homecoming Week, and dressed up for Halloween in addition to spending time in the classrooms. He is looking forward to the Holiday season and all the fun things he’ll be doing with the students.