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Therapy Dog 

Does the thought of sharing your pet with others touch your heart? Have you wanted to include your pet in your volunteer activities but didn't know it was possible? Are you willing to participate in training, evaluations, and registration for this volunteer activity? If your answer is YES to these questions, this is the class for you!


Welcome to the incredible world of sharing your companions with others in safe, enjoyable to all, and heartwarming ways. As your instructor and coach, I will share my 45+ years of visiting and dog training experiences, in a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere of camaraderie.


Our 8-session Therapy Dogs course has been developed for the dog and handler team who are ready to expand on their basic obedience skills

The Therapy Dog Candidate is required to have achieved their American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen prior to enrolling in this course. If you have any questions please contact me directly - prior to enrolling in this class. 

In addition to working on perfecting the basics, our class will show you how to teach your teammate to seek and accept appropriate interaction with strangers, ignore temptations, become accustomed to unusual noises, medical equipment, learn appropriate interaction with other teams, and other need-to-know information when visiting facilities.


We present and discuss pet visiting guidelines, general facility requirements, patient's rights, community volunteerism, personal commitments, safety of your teammate, and your responsibilities as a volunteer.

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