Catherine and Brad Gorenz completed certifications with their golden retrievers, Cas and Macey, at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center. The Therapy Dogs International and Canine Good Citizen prep class was taught by certified CGC Evaluator and president of Fox Valley Dog Training Club, Terri Byerly. Catherine and Brad are fifth-graders at Kaneland John Stewart in Elburn. Both students also attend obedience classes taught by Byerly and show their dogs in 4-H at the Kane County Fair.
Catherine and Brad plan to take their certified pets to Reading with Rover programs at local libraries and retirement and nursing homes.