I know many of you have done the therapy dog training with your dogs. I have been told by a couple trainers that my pup, Jasper, has a perfect temperment to be a therapy dog and I really hope we can do that. We start CGC classes at the end of February. He could pass most of the test now EXCEPT for the greetings of other people and dogs. He is very well behaved at home. But when he gets around other people and dogs, he gets sooooo excited and just forgets his manners...mainly keeping all 4 paws on the ground. We have done two puppy obedience classes and a Focus & Folly class (greetings and tricks). Right now I have him in a class just for fun and to expose him more to more dogs and people before we start the CGC class next month. He won't turn one until early April, so I know he is still young...but sometimes I wonder if he will EVER be able to learn to stay calm around other dogs & people! Does anyone have any advice for improving his greetings?? (We have tried all the usual things...turning away, acting like a tree, ignoring him until he sits, etc). How old were your dogs when they passed the CGC & therapy dog classes? How old were they when they 'calmed down'???? I don't want to have unreal expectations for him, but sometimes I get so discouraged and wonder if he will ever calm down enough to be a good therapy dog. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated!!!