Therapy Dog Training Program

Therapy Dog Training Program

Heath care people worldwide have noticed the benefits effect of animal companionship. Furthermore, 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. in fact, the most important 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.

Therapy Dogs Work

The therapy dog’s primary job is to allow unfamiliar people to make physical contact. Children, enjoy hugging animals; similarly, adults usually enjoy simply petting the dog. 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 by 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. Moreover, we add further requirements specific to the environments in which the dogs will be working. 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 DogsService dogs have a legal right to go with their owners in most areas. 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.