Length: Therapy Dog Preparation Class (meets for 6 weeks). Next Class starts Wednesday, April 11th 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: $175 per dog
Does your dog love meeting new people? Does he or she like going to new places? Are people naturally drawn to pet your dog? If you answered yes to any of these questions you and your dog may enjoy being a Therapy Dog Team.
Therapy Dogs visit hospitals, nursing homes schools, libraries and many other venues. Therapy dog work is a wonderful way to give back to your community and spend quality time with your dog. In addition to a great temperament a therapy dog has to have excellent manners. This class will prepare you for most national therapy dog test. Testing with a national therapy dog organization is available at the end of class but is not required.
Therapy Dogs are not Service Dogs or Emotional Support Animals.
- Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.
- Testing is offered after the last week of class usually the seventh week
- Eligibility: Friendly with other dogs & people. Beyond the Basics, Canine Good Citizen class, or having passed the Canine Good Citizen test, or instructor approval.
- Dogs must be 1 year of age or older to take the therapy dog test but can attend the class younger with instructor approval.