Saturday, June 17 2017 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Mulberry Room
Therapy Dog
Full 6-week session $115 - Register Here

Through animal assisted activities (AAA) and animal assisted therapy (AAT), handlers and their pet provide comfort, happiness, emotional support, stress relief & management and, companionship to people of all ages . Therapy animals visit individuals in nursing care facilities, hospice, schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and more. As more and more care facilities are realizing the wonderful benefits that a therapy team can offer, it is essential teams are well-prepared, qualified and certified. This class is designed to teach and practice the necessary skills a therapy dog team must possess. The class will prepare teams for taking and passing any therapy dog certification test (Love On A Leash, Pet Partners, TDI, Therapy Dog Inc., etc.). At the completion of the class, teams are also eligible to begin the process of certifying with Love On A Leash, a therapy animal non-profit.
Trainer: Hayl Bergeland, CPDT-KA, The Hound Society

​Class is 6 weeks, meeting once per week for 1 hour.

**The first week of class is 1.5 hours long and without your dog. This week is general orientation combined with Love On A Leash orientation.

Dog’s age at start of class: 6 months or older. Dogs must be at least a year old to begin certification process.

Fee includes clicker and handouts. *Must provide proof of vaccinations (bring a copy to the first day of class). *The use of shock, prong or choke collars/chains is NOT allowed. No exceptions. Body harnesses are OK but dog still must have a regular collar on during class. NO head halters or martingale collars allowed during class or during certification testing.

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For questions please contact dani@desmoinessocialclub.org