Therapy Dog Training Program

Therapy Dog Training Program

With a purpose, we’re a responsible business. You can feel confident that you deliver a safe, compliant service by easily accessing best practice information. Our goal is to ensure that therapy dogs are happy and well trained across the region.

Young and vulnerable people benefit from therapy dogs daily, sometimes in demanding conditions. Basically, we are responsible for our pets to ensure they’re well-trained, confident, happy, and thriving in their work outside of the home.

Health care people worldwide have noticed the benefits effect of animal companionship. They relieve stress, lowering blood pressure, and raise spirits. The demand for therapy dogs continues to grow. And in recent years, therapy dogs have helped people overcome speech and emotional disorders. In addition, therapy dogs come in all sizes and breeds. The most crucial aspect of a therapy dog is temperament. A good therapy dog must be friendly, patient, confident, and at ease in all situations. Consequently, these dogs must also enjoy human contact.

 

About Therapy Dog Training Course

Need your pet dog trained for hospital visits, nursing homes, or schools, emphasizing therapy training? It’s a great solution for you and your dog if you’re looking for private therapy dog training. With over 30+ combined years of professional animal care and dog training experience, the team has developed our Therapy Dog Training Course.

With the help of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Gain Basic Obedience control for therapy work
  • Getting the dog used to handling
  • It’s open to the public, and you can get animal-assisted therapy in a lot of different ways

Therapy Dogs Work

The therapy dog’s primary job is to allow unfamiliar people to make physical contact. Children enjoy hugging animals; adults usually enjoy petting dogs. The dog might need to be lifted onto, or climb onto, a lap or bed. In addition, many dogs add to the visitation experience by performing small tricks for their audiences or playing carefully structured games. 
Let us prepare you to help others with our therapy dog program. We require that your dog passes the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test as the 1st step. We add further requirements specific to the environments in which the dogs will work. Testing ensures the dog can handle sudden loud or strange noises. In addition, to walking on unfamiliar surfaces, they must also be calm and not frightened by people with canes, wheelchairs, etc. Therapy Dogs are not Service Dogs. In most areas, service dogs have a legal right to go with their owners. In the United States, service dogs are legally protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Therapy dogs do not provide direct assistance and are not mentioned in the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
 

10 Tasks to Therapy

1. Accepting a friendly stranger.
2. Sitting politely for petting.
3. Allowing basic grooming procedures.
4. Walking on a loose lead.
5. Walking through a crowd.
6. Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place.
7. Coming when called.
8. Reacting appropriately to another dog.
9. Reacting appropriately to distractions.
10.Calmly enduring supervised separation from the owner.