Dogs 1 year old and up
Prior training required
Must complete free evaluation
Dog must be reliable, controllable, and predictable
Dog must be friendly and calm, accepting of all kinds of people
The handler should demonstrate that they are reliable, have control of their dog at all times, are confident and natural in their interactions with people, and actively engage with people while accepting and forgiving differences in people’s reactions and behavior.
Therapy dogs and their owners bring joy to those who need it most – and their services are in high demand. They work in nursing homes, hospitals, psychiatric wards, shelters, schools and many other facilities. Dog and handler teams give unconditional love, boost self-esteem, and relieve loneliness and boredom. Did you know that petting a dog will lower your blood pressure? The benefits are endless.
Buster’s six-week course prepares dogs to pass a therapy dog certification test, administered by your local therapy dog organization.
This is not a certifying program. We simply prepare you and your dog for an official test.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring plenty of treats (a favorite high-value treat), 6ft leash (no retractable leashes), properly fitting collar or harness, bath towel, slicker or soft brush, and a happy, well-rested, preferably slightly hungry dog.
Payment and completion of the following paperwork is required for enrollment in any class:
Print this PDF and turn it in to the store.
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