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Therapy Dog Training Class
This is only a 3 week class. Our goal is to assess the skills your dog already has, and build a plan to address any skills that might need work. After the class, we can schedule an evaluation when you both are ready. Evaluation appointments are $25
Therapy dog teams consist of a human and their dog specially trained to handle a variety of environments and several different types of people.
There are local organizations such as:
"A therapy pet's primary function is to brighten someone's day. The majority of our members are involved in this social side of therapy work. Therapy pets and their handlers visit nursing homes, hospitals and schools to provide emotional support. They put a smile on someone's face, make their day a little brighter, or bring back a cherished memory.
Therapy animals are privately owned and visit facilities on a regular basis. All Love on a Leash® members are volunteers."
"Paws & Think is a non-profit organization focusing on the at-risk community, both human and canine. Our vision is to instill pride and confidence in those we serve. We do this with two proven methods: one of training and providing therapy animals for both animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapies to youth, seniors and special needs individuals of all ages. The second method is our Youth–Canine Programs that facilitate classes for at-risk youth and teens, helping them to train shelter dogs with positive reinforcement behaviors. The young people learn responsibility, job readiness, anger management, parenting skills, leadership and positive life skills, while at the same time increasing the dog’s chances of adoption because of the basic obedience skills learned. Pride and confidence are found as a result of both aspects of our vision.
Our Programs Serve:
AKC’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® (CGC) PROGRAM
The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowners insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The CGC Program also includes the AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner Pledge.
THE CGC TEST INCLUDES:
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sitting Politely for Petting
Appearance and Grooming
Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
Walking Through a Crowd
Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
Coming When Called
Reaction to Another Dog
Reaction to Distraction
Robin Herman, CPDT-KA
Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician
APDT Professional Member #68910
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator #E750096
AKC CGC Evaluator #47279
4 time Skyhoundz World Finalist, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
DiscDogAThon, Extreme Distance, Microdog Classic
2013 & 2014 3rd place, Women's Microdog, Xtreme Distance Titles in Agility and Disc Dog Sports
Some of Robin's dogs: Skeeter, Nano, Skeeter, Koty Dock Diving, Skeeter, Nano and the founder, Abbey