Therapy Dog (Apr-May)
(National Capital Therapy Dogs - Delmarva)
- Starts Apr 7Starts Apr 7
- 90 US dollars$90
Course Dates: April 7 - May 26 Course Length: 8 weeks Course fee: $90 per Team Course Format: Group 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 40+ years of visiting and dog training experiences, in a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere of camaraderie. Our 8-week National Capital Therapy Dogs training course ($90/Team) has been developed for the dog and handler team who are ready to expand on their basic obedience skills with the goal of passing our evaluation, registering with us and beginning visiting with us as a volunteer Therapy Dog Team under National Capital Therapy Dogs. Class meets an hour a week for the fee of $75.00. In addition to working on perfecting the basics, our class will show you how to teach your dog 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 NCTD teammate, and your responsibilities as a volunteer.