Therapy Dog Training – Registration for 2019 classes will open soon. Please check back in January!
If you are interested in private training for your dog, please email Andrea Bratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogs who participate in our therapy dog training class should be at least nine months of age, be up-to-date on all vaccines and possess a calm and friendly personality. All breeds are welcome and no prior training is necessary.
Class meets once a week for six weeks. Each class is one hour in length and is limited to 10 participants. During each class, your dog will learn a variety of basic skills, such as “sit,” “stay,” and “leave it.” In addition, your dog will learn more advanced skills needed as a registered therapy dog such as becoming desensitized to loud noises, meeting new people and other dogs in a variety of settings and accepting hugs from exuberant children.
At the completion of our course, you will have the knowledge necessary to continue teaching your dog the skills needed to pass an evaluation by an independent evaluator. After a successful independent evaluation, you and your dog will be ready to become a registered therapy dog team through a national organization such as Love on a Leash or Therapy Dogs International.
Course Fee: $150
CLASS REFUND AND TRANSFER POLICY:
* Cancellation received 15+ days prior to the start of the first class: Full refund OR the option to transfer to a different session.
* Cancellation received 8-14 days prior to the start of the first class: 50% refund OR the option to transfer to a different session.
* Due to limited class size, there are no refunds or transfers 1-7 days prior to the start of the first class or once class begins.
NOTE: Currently enrolled students can make up one missed class at no cost. A second class can be made up for $25. The class(es) must be completed within two class sessions.