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These skills are a learning progression for Therapy dogs

Therapy Dog Skills

Saturday, January 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 2020.  

Specific dog and handler skills and behaviors to prepare you for the certification for Therapy and Service Dog.


Before you consider Therapy Dog training:

  • Puppies up to 7 months old should partake in Puppy Socials - or Puppy Kindergarten.
  • Beginner Obedience - Our course offers lifetime foundational behavior skills.
  • Canine Good Citizen - Add these classes for preparation for Therapy Dog training.


THERAPY DOG SKILLS

Therapy Dog SKILLS class descriptionS:

 

TO REGISTER, EMAIL BOTH OF US: Cora@DogsLove2Train.com 

CarolHarrisK9@gmail.com 

When we have the minimum number required, we will contact you to pay on this site.

Puppies up to 7 months old with age appropriate vaccinations are welcome.

Age exceptions evaluated by instructor.

We do not allow chain or choke collars or retractable leashes.



This is a four session course offered in Jupiter, Florida.  (Location to be announced)

SESSION #1

BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE TRAINER/HANDLER/PET PARENT. ONE HOUR

Learn, Read, and Understand Canine Body Language.

             "On Talking Terms With Dogs"  Required reading by Turid Rugaas. This book is provided with              discount for participants of this course.

SESSION # 2     

YOU AND YOUR CANINE. ONE HOUR

  • Practice required obedience skills when visiting hospitals, assisted living facilities, schools, etc.
  • Incorporating your personal skill set from SESSION #1.

SESSION #3     

PREPARATION FOR WHAT CAN HAPPEN ON YOUR THERAPY VISITS. ONE HOUR

  • Including an in-depth review of Canine Good Citizen skills. 
  • Q & A

SESSION #4 

MEETING AT DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS FOR THE PRACTICAL.  75 minutes

  • Skills with distractions
  • This four session  course prepares you and your dog for Therapy Dog  Certification.



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