It is not often that I
personally introduce a pet in PetHall. It is not often
that PetHall dedicates a section to an individual pet. We
at PetHall have been proud to be associated with
Chanda-Leah (AKA World's smartest dogŪ) and Sharon
Robinson her guardian. Without much ado, I will open with
a poem my father always had in our children's room when I
was growing up. I later found out a couple of days ago
that it was an adaptation from a poem
Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
Below is a extract from the poem
A child that lives with
criticism, learns to condemn.
A child that lives with hostility, learns to fight.
A child that lives with fear, learns to be apprehensive.
A child that lives with pity, learns to feel sorry for
A child that lives with ridicule, learns to feel shy.
A child that lives with jealousy, learns to feel envy.
A child that lives with shame, learns to feel guilty.
A child that lives with encouragement, learns confidence.
A child that lives with tolerance, learns patience.
A child that lives with praise, learns appreciation.
A child that lives with acceptance, learns to love.
A child that lives with approval, learns to like
To all these I add,
A dog that lives with
learns many tricks.
Chanda-Leah; Her Story
Meet Chanda-Leah, an
eight pound ball of fluff who has learned to respond to
over one thousand hand and verbal commands.
Born Jan 1st 1994
Chanda is an eight year-old Toy Poodle that has won her
way into the hearts of countless thousands of people
around the world.
Guinness Publishing was so impressed with this amazing
little dog they created a new category just for her- "Most
Tricks Performed By a Dog"
Chanda entertains in schools churches, nursing homes
and hospitals, bringing her own special brand of joy to
all who meet her. Staying focused and responding to so
many commands is truly incredible.
Her uncanny ability to make people laugh is a unique
ministry that is nothing short of phenomenal.
Her name is a derivative of "Chandelier" just as a
chandelier lights up a room, Chanda lights up the lives of
people she touches.
Chanda has been invited to appear on numerous
television shows in Canada, the United States and around