Therapy Dog Prep Class
This 6 week prep class will include exercises that will prepare you and your dog for the therapy dog evaluation and for work as a therapy dog team. The class will help develop you and your dog as a therapy team and give you the tools to learn and read your pet's body language and demonstrate positive interactions in numerous settings.
Our class will include:
Observation skills to understand body language and identify signs of stress in your dog.
Discussion about what the most appropriate therapy work for your dog might be.
Practice and role playing with typical therapy dog settings.
Practice reactions to distraction skills needed during your therapy dog evaluation and on visits.
Introduction to cues commonly used with therapy dogs.
Build your relationship, trust and communication between you and your dog.
Coaching and practice interactions between patients, you and your therapy dog.
Class size is limited to 6 teams. If the class is full, please email us to be added to the wait list.
Prerequisites: Dogs must be at least one year of age at the start of class and must have passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test (must show proof) or have instructor approval.
Proof of current vaccines is required.
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