Prerequisite: Completion of or current enrollment in our Therapy Dog Information Session (or Instructor approval). Previous completion of a positive-based training class is strongly encouraged.
This fun, interactive workshop is designed to acclimate the handler (and dog!) to what is presented in a typical Therapy Dog certification test as well as to provide a training toolkit to prepare for a future test. This workshop will have a maximum of 5 dogs. Due to space, only two adult handlers are allowed per dog.
Basic Behavior Cues
Novelty Items (walkers, canes. distractions)
Waiting at the Door
Handling by Humans
Preparing for a Visit
**Please note that this workshop is NOT affiliated with any specific Therapy Dog testing organization nor is this workshop required for enrolling in a testing venue. Participating in this workshop does not guarantee the passing of any Therapy Dog certification test.
What to Bring:
A reminder email will be sent prior to this workshop. For questions or more information, please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org.