This class helps prepare an already well-mannered dog to negotiate a wide variety of situations. A therapy dog must have a calm & gentle temperament, excellent focus with their owner, is in control under all circumstances, has no aggressive tendencies toward dogs, children, or adults, & loves being petted in all situations at any time.
Your dog will need to be evaluated to determine if he is ready for therapy work in places such as hospitals & nursing homes, schools, churches, & private homes.
We will meet at the training center for a few sessions, then take it on the road. We will practice meeting (and avoiding) strangers & dogs, working around wheelchairs, walkers, canes, & anything else we can find!
Prerequisite: Any advanced manners class such as our Focus/Manners 201 class, (unless temperament testing during initial evaluation determines that your dog does not need to have prior class experience).
Note: This class prepares your dog for general therapy work & the initial evaluation to be conducted by the therapy dog program of your choice & is not affiliated with any specific therapy dog program.
Please contact us with information about your specific needs so that we may discuss your goals & develop a training plan that works best for you both.