As Terry has assured Randy on several occasions, Brooklyn is fully trained. It will be his dedication coupled with the dedication of his staff to undergo the training necessary for Brooklyn to reach her full potential in assisting the families they serve. While Terry is training the staff, a local trainer, Judy Archer-Dick, B.A., CBCC-KA, CNWI, AABP-CD, will come alongside Brooklyn and the staff in the training process. Judy is well equipped to partner with Terry, the funeral home staff, and Brooklyn and is the co-owner of My Best Friend Dog Training located in Spencerville, Indiana. Through their shared training, the staff of DeMoney-Grimes, including Brooklyn, and Judy will form a personal and professional relationship, which will allow Judy to work with the staff on a weekly basis as Randy and his staff look forward to continued training to best serve both Brooklyn and their clients.
Randy and his staff are prepared to fully engage in the training process and eager to see their hard work come to fruition. Because canines are visually oriented, they can understand body language much better than they can the spoken word. For this reason, Randy and his staff will be mastering hand signals for Brooklyn’s guidance in order to best serve their clients in the funeral home setting when verbal commands would be inappropriate. The language of hand signals that both Brooklyn and the staff will become proficient in will also build trust and communication between Brooklyn and her team at DeMoney-Grimes. Through communicating in this way, their relationship will be built on a solid foundation, which will provide the best possible environment for Brooklyn to transfer that love and devotion to the families that the funeral home staff takes great pride in assisting.
After all training has been completed, Brooklyn will be able to seamlessly become part of the DeMoney-Grimes team. She will be introduced to grieving clients upon their arrival at the funeral home to make preliminary arrangements for their loved one. The family will also be able to choose whether they would like to have Brooklyn be present at the visitation and funeral service for their loved one. If the family chooses to not have Brooklyn in attendance, their wishes will be fully respected and accommodated as well, and Brooklyn will enjoy a day off work at DeMoney-Grimes.
As the new “bark-person” of DeMoney-Grimes Paws and Remember Pet Cremation Services of Whitley County and Pet Remembrence Company, Randy and the staff will be able to provide grieving families with the healthy and meaningful support they need after the loss of a pet in such a tangible way. DeMoney-Grimes Paws and Remember understands that the devotion, unconditional love, and constant companionship that a pet offers to individuals and families is one of the unique gifts that can be experienced in life. The staff of the funeral home has always been committed to providing pet owners with a variety of services and support to honor the life of their pet in a personal and heartfelt way, and Brooklyn’s services will be a welcome addition to the DeMoney-Grimes team of professionals.