Therapy Dog School
This course will help aspiring therapy dog teams to understand and function in a pet visitation role. Training exercises will prepare your dog for graduation night and Canine Good Citizen/Canine Good Neighbour testing, a common first step in therapy dog certification. They will be taught ice-breaking behaviours, such as how to put their head in a patient’s lap. In addition, dogs will be familiarized with wheelchairs, crutches and walkers. Therapy dog certification is NOT included in this course – it must be sought through therapy organizations such as Ottawa Therapy Dogs, St. John’s Ambulance or Therapeutic Paw of Canada.
Age: 6 months +
Vaccinations: DHPP + Rabies
Pre-requisites: Beginner’s Obedience
Class Format: 6 x 1-hour classes, weekly