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Therapy Dog Training - Thurs., Feb. 22

Age: 1+| Sessions: 5 | 1 Hour Each

  • Started Feb 22
  • 450 US dollars
  • Sugar Paws Training Studio

Service Description

Do you feel your dog can be a comfort to others in need? Are you willing to volunteer your time with your dog to visit hospitals, schools or nursing homes? Then therapy dog prep classes sound like they are for you! Enroll today for the opportunity to be a fantastic human-dog team! Age: 1+ Year(s) old | Sessions: 5 | 1 Hour Each Workshop Breakdown: TBD Pre-Enrollment: Successful completion of an intermediate/advanced dog training class at Sugar paws (or an approved training facility). You can find the Canine Good Citizen test topics here - https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/canine-good-citizen-test-items/ The following Therapy Dog topics will be covered: Basic commands; Wait/Stay (sit/stand/down); Wait/Stay = all forward motion is stopped Down Leave it Move to the side (dog parallel to the wall and no more than 6 inches from the wall), the owner is in front of the dog close to wall as well Stand (from sit, from down) Loose leash walking. Walking very slowly Walking past another dog (no closer than 2 feet to each other) Behavior/Body Handling (if a negative reaction that is an automatic failure) Prolonged bear hugs Prolonged eye contact Ear tugs Tail tugs Paw handling Looking in mouth, teeth etc Rough head petting Quick foot movements towards them Collar grabs Resource guarding Startle effect: Remaining calm as someone rushes by (from the front, back and the side) Remaining calm when a crutch is knocked over close to them (within 10 feet) Sudden body movements Approaching the residents A resident sitting A resident walking A resident in their bed You’ll need: Treats! Bring your own or grab some in studio 2 Hounds Design Freedom Harness 2 point leash is mandatory For more FAQs on certification, studio policy, directions and more, visit our Learn section! Interested but don’t see an active course offered? Submit your request to join our waitlist when the next Therapy dog training course becomes available!


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 841 West Park Avenue, Ocean Township, NJ, USA

    (732)637-0477

    laura@sugarpawstraining.com


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