This 4-hour class is for adults that want to learn the most expedient and least-cost way to become registered with well-respected and recognized local, regional and national dog therapy agencies. The class will also prepare you for taking the live (with your dog) and written certification tests.
Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet and experienced the joy of unconditional love and acceptance, knows the value of a pet’s companionship. These qualities make animals, particularly dogs, ideal therapeutic visitors that bring smiles to patients in hospitals, calm travelers at airports, ease children’s anxiety during court testimony, help children learn to read, provide comfort to victims of natural and man-made disasters, and other newer, emerging applications.
Course includes an in-depth explanation of the entire registration process and strategies to help you choose a facility that matches your service interests. We combine lecture, demonstrations and videos of therapy dog evaluations used by different registering agencies, as well as helping you prepare for the handler’s written portion of the certification process. A slide deck of the class and post class support will also be provided. Note: Please do not bring your dog to class.