Therapy Dog Class

4/30/2015 - 5/28/2015 @ 6:00 PM at Cicero Animal Clinic with Danielle Basciano & Kristin Russell-Miller | View Map

This five-week therapy dog training course is designed to prepare dogs to pass the PAWS of CNY certification, as well as to provide ongoing education to dogs and handlers who are already certified. The course is not mandatory in order for a dog to be evaluated. It is, however, encouraged for dogs who are good candidates for pet therapy work but may need assistance perfecting some of the certification criteria or for folks who just want to learn more about what it takes to be a certified therapy dog team.

Some of the topics this course will cover include:
- Evaluation test items 
- Handling skills and focus work 
- How to read and respond appropriately to canine stress signals
- Introduction to and handling around medical apparatus
- Visit simulation to practice new skills (last class)

Prerequisites: Dogs attending this class must be responsive to their handlers and be reliable in basic skills such as sit and leash manners. 

Classes are taught by a certified professional dog trainer.

* Please note that this class does not take the place of a therapy dog evaluation. Upon completion of the class (or earlier, if you prefer) you will need to submit an application to PAWS of CNY if you would like to have your dog evaluated for certification through our organization.

** PAWS of CNY is a therapy dog organization, NOT a service dog organization. Therapy dogs are trained and brought by their handlers to visit folks in facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc.

Session Details:
Cost: $80.00
Length: 5 - lessons
Size: up to 8

Upcoming Sessions:
Thursday 1/4/2018 @ 8:00 PM with Danielle Basciano at Cicero Animal Clinic
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