Born on July 4, 2016, this little labradoodle truly is a freedom puppy. He fell asleep in my arms when I was picking my puppy from the litter and tingles went all over my body. It was love. He is learning all sorts of ways to comfort you (only if you’d like, of course).
Morgan gets his name after the character Derrick Morgan from Criminal Minds. Both puppy and man feel deeply, respond intuitively, and are steadfast when others need support.
Morgan is an Australian Labradoodle and therefore as hypoallergenic as a dog can get. That means there’s no dog hair on the couch and it’s highly unlikely you will experience any allergy problems.
He loves being rubbed behind his left shoulder, chowing down on bully sticks and running laps with his giant pink stuffed octopus named Shelby. Currently, we are working on increasing his ability to distinguish between the names of his toys…it’s difficult because he has yet to learn English.
What is a therapy dog?
Technically, Morgan is my service dog, which is different than a straight-up therapy dog. However, I don’t need him to complete any service tasks while I’m in session with you, so he has another role–comfort.
A therapy dog provides emotional support and comfort to clients. Often petting a therapy dog can be calming when you are distressed. Additionally, because some clients like to walk outside during sessions, having Morgan along makes it seem more “normal” and less like therapy for some people.
What if I don’t want Morgan in session?
Because Morgan is my service dog, he will almost always be at the office. However, if you do not want him in your sessions, just let me know and I’ll be sure he’s somewhere else.