Workshop Overview

Our Introduction to Becoming a Therapy Dog Team Workshop is offered several times per year. (Visit our workshop schedule page to find out when the next series of classes will be held). It consists of three (3) weekly session designed to educate the human companion and expose obedience trained dogs to environments similar to those that volunteers may visit.

It is important to note that dogs must be able to sit, down, stay and heel on the handlers command. Dogs that jump up, nip/mouth are not appropriate for therapy dog work. This is not an obedience training and we do not teach obedience skills. Dogs and handlers are expected to demonstrate these skills before attending this workshop.

An overview of disabilities including communication, mobility and social/emotional issues will be addressed. Dogs will be exposed to medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, compressors, etc. Dogs will refine and practice their obedience skills for use in a medical setting.

This workshop will center on the team achieving skills to pass the registration/observation test. At the end of the course the test will be administered. Dogs and handlers that pass are then able to become an active member of and may begin visiting. (Annual membership dues are $25).

For more information contact:

 


38 Garden Rd.
Scituate, MA 02066
(781) 264-5537
dogbonestherapydogs@comcast.net

 

 

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