Therapy Dog Training Class

* Dog must be 1 year old by the end of the program.

Clinical studies have proven that animals have the power to help people heal.  Simply petting, touching or talking to animals can improve physical health and emotional well-being.  You and your dog can have a dramatic impact on the lives of people in any health care setting, such as:

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          • Schools and librariestherapy dogs for kids
          • Assisted living centers
          • Nursing homes
          • Hospitals and psychiatric centers
          • Military Installations

This program will prepare you and your dog for therapy dog work.  Your dog will learn the skills required for visiting and you will develop your handling skills and learn what you need to do with your dog when visiting.

This program starts with a private assessment of your dog’s abilities, need for additional training or readiness for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Certification test. It assesses your dog’s relationship with you, with other dogs, and with other people. After this session you will know if you need additional private sessions, a group class or can go directly to testing.

Private Assessment and Training Session cost is $100.

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Also see Private Sessions and Discounted Packages.



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