Therapy Dog Group Training Class
Are you interested in taking your dog to visit patients at the hospital? Is your dog calm and sweet and you’re looking for a hobby you can do together? We can help. Call us today or stop by and talk to our trainers about how your dog can be a Therapy Dog.
Why a therapy dog?
Science has shown us how beneficial therapy dogs can be. Visits from a therapy dog can lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce patient anxiety, and increase levels of endorphins and oxytocin.
Who is a good candidate for therapy work?
Therapy dog candidates should be naturally calm, friendly and affectionate to strangers. They also need to be well trained in basic obedience, able to easily adapt to novel noises, places, smells, and equipment. Therapy dog organizations also require that therapy dogs be healthy and have regular wellness check-ups and be well-groomed, clean and brushed at the time of all visits.
Training Class Dates:
- Thursday, May 31 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM
- Thursday, June 7 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM
- Thursday, June 14 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM
- Thursday, June 21 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM