THERAPY DOG CLASS

THE LAST CLASS FOR THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 25TH, 2017.

This six-week class focuses on skills dogs and handlers need in order to work well together as a team while visiting people in facilities.  This class prepares teams to pass a therapy dog evaluation based on the Therapeutic Paws of Canada criteria (www.tpoc.ca).  This class does not include an evaluation.

 Skills we cover include:

  • Fostering a therapeutic relationship with your dog
  • Applying basic obedience skills in a therapeutic environment
  • Meeting patients/clients appropriately and safely
  • Meeting other dogs appropriately
  • Signs of dog stress and what to do about it

Cost: $150

Instructor: Dian McTaggart 

Instructor is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and a certified TTouch practitioner.

 

Prerequisites:  Handlers must be willing to use positive based training methods.  Dogs must be at least 1 year old and work well on a flat collar (no slip, choke, or prong collars).  Aggressive or reactive dogs are not appropriate as therapy dogs.

 

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Please note, a review of your information, prior of acceptance to class is required. Payments must be received one week prior to class. 

 

 

 

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