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

Price:   $155 + HST

Start Time: 8:30PM

  •  Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - Wednesday, June 12, 2024
     8:30 pm - 9:30 pm