Honored Therapy Dog Earns AKC Rally Top Title

Honored Therapy Dog Earns AKC Rally Top Title

Gra’Nola Doodle CDX RAE OA OAJ AXP NF OFP THDX owned by Ingrid Schillebeeckx-Rice of Barnegat, NJ

Nola’s career started as an animal assisted therapy dog in the ​ Little Egg Harbor School District. Nola worked with both the general and special education population, serving as a catalyst for therapists, teachers and counselors to accomplish specific goals. She received an honorable mention honor for her work in the AKC Awards for Canine Excellence.   ​

Nola's eagerness to work and desire to please her owner led Ingrid to explore dog sports with her.  Nola holds titles in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Barn Hunt, Nose Work and Freestyle. 

​Since retiring in December from her school “job,” Nola now visits assisted living communities, entertaining adults with her tricks, and continues with competitive sports. On April 29, 2016, Nola earned the top title in AKC Rally - the Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title - at the Lower Camden County Dog Training Club trial.

Nola is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs including mixed-breeds and rescues.