In this introductory class, you'll learn the most expedient and cost-effective way to become registered as a Dog Therapy Handler with recognized local, regional, and national dog-therapy agencies.
Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet and experienced that joy of unconditional love, understanding, 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, calm child witnesses during court proceedings, make good listeners for children learning to read, help victims of natural and man-made disasters, and newer emerging applications.
In this 3-hour course, you’ll not only see a real-life therapy dog demonstration, but also learn about what it takes to become a certified therapy dog handler and how you can determine if you’re a good fit for this type of service. Course includes an in-depth explanation of the entire process, the many facility options to choose from, examples of written and live dog handling testing, and post-class support. Note: Please do not bring your dog to class.