Stabler and Mosby are F3 goldendoodles born and raised in Fort Worth, TX by Gig Em Goldendoodles. They were born within minutes of each other on 6/30/2017 and have been best friends ever since. Stabler and Mosby completed “Manners” classes in Frisco at What A Great Dog, earning their masters degrees. After earning their masters degrees, they each tested to be an AKC Canine Good Citizen and passed with flying colors! They continue to take “great dog” therapy classes each week. Stabler and Mosby are excited to play, learn, and grow with kiddos at Kid Talk, as they help kiddos feel safe and connected. Stabler is used in sessions with Kelsey D’Amore and Mosby is used with his handler Katherine “Katie” Gorman.
Research shows that being around animals helps to reduce your cortisol (stress hormones) and increase your oxytocin (feel good hormones) in your body! Working with dogs is a unique experiences that allow us to practice connection and boundaries in safe/supportive relationship, as almost all dogs are unconditionally accepting of people. Some benefits of animal assisted therapy include increased attention skills (i.e. paying attention, staying on task), develop leisure/recreation skills, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, reduce loneliness, increase motivation, improve interactions with others, improve willingness to be involved in a group activity, and increase exercise.
Tricks & Skills: Stabler and Mosby love to give high fives, sit, lay down, stay, and roll over. Stabler likes to show off how he “sticks em up”, while Mosby likes to show off his special skill of “touch.” Both boys have a special gift for making people smile, finding big sticks, hunting down rocks, and loudly burping.
Random Factoids about Stabler: Stabler’s handler is Kelsey D’Amore, MS, LPC. Stabler was the “runt” of his litter, but don’t let that fool you, he’s a big boy! Stabler enjoys belly rubs, barking at squirrels/ducks, giving kisses to people he meets, swimming, playing in the mud, car rides, cheese, getting brushed, and hanging out with his dog friends! Stabler is sure to make any person he meets smile, and he will almost always roll on his back for you to give him a belly rub upon meeting you. He likes to immediately make his presence known when people are around. He can’t wait to meet you!
Random Factoids about Mosby: Mosby’s handler is Katherine “Katie” Gorman, MS, LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist. Mosby is an eager pup who loves to explore and see new things. Mosby enjoys chasing bunnies, long walks with his people, car rides, playing in the rain, sassing his fur sister Zoey, getting brushed, swimming, and most of all, cheese! You will often see him with a funny face or his tongue hanging out, as he is one silly pup. Mosby likes to greet new friends with a high five or a “touch”, where he shows off his speed and touches his nose to your hand. He is so excited to spend time playing with kiddos!