Therapy dogs are personal pets, who accompany their owners to a variety of facilities such as skilled nursing homes, schools, libraries or hospitals. Many therapy dog visits require very simple skills from the dog. The dog doesn't have to know a lot of commands or perform tricks. A dog that lies quietly on a bed beside a patient can lower that person's blood pressure and reduce the sensation of pain. In some settings, soft warm eyes gazing up at a person are all it takes to work magic. Volunteering with your dog can be a family project too!
Our fun but serious 6-week course includes activities which will prepare both you and your dog for involvement with animal-assisted therapy programs. This class is designed as a preparatory to certify your team as a Therapy Dog. Our goal is to give both handler and dog the tools to become effective therapy teams and to be better prepared for test conducted at the end of the course.
This cours includes:
This course includes the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
Price: $250.00 for 6, one hour classes
This class will also qualify you to join the Paws of Love Therapy Dog Group -->>Click here for information