Therapy Dog Prep: Therapy dogs and their handlers are in demand at hospitals, senior homes, schools and other places where dogs bring comfort to people in need. Although therapy dogs require a great social temperament, they also require a high level of training.
Every organization has their own testing to become a fully-fledged Therapy Dog. This class begins to prepare your dog for those tests.
To enter this class, your dog will already need to be:
- At least 10 months year of age
- Social and outgoing towards people (men, women and children)
- Minimal jumping and/or mouthing behaviors
- Not heavy leash pullers
- Not reactive to other dogs (extremely minimal vocalizations)
Strong mastery of Foundation Fun 101 or equivalent is a minimum standard for entrance.
As there is a lot of material, students may take this course multiple times until they feel prepared for testing.
Please note that this is NOT service dog training. Therapy dogs are for comforting people other than their handlers. Service Dogs are purposefully trained for their own human. This is not a suitable course for service dog training.
|Thursday January 18, 2024||7:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.||Lesson 1|
|Thursday January 25, 2024||7:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.||Lesson 2|
|Thursday February 1, 2024||7:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.||Lesson 3|
|Thursday February 8, 2024||7:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.||Lesson 4|
|Thursday February 15, 2024||7:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.||Lesson 5|