Pet Therapy Training
PET THERAPY PREP CLASS
This 4-week course is designed to prepare you and your pet to pass almost any pet therapy group's test required to visit facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, senior care facilities, etc. Taking your pet to visit with people who are elderly, ill, or unable to have pets is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have with your companion so sign up today.
Our goal is to ensure that you and your canine companion are ready to pass any of the various certification tests after completing this short 4-week course. In order for you and your dog to have the greatest chance for success, and to ensure the success of others in the class, we require that your dog be at least one year of age, does not jump up on people and must be able to reliably sit, down, and stay on command. If your dog cannot do these reliably on command, you will be asked to leave the class. Class fees are non-refundable in cases of dismissal.
Therapy Dog Continuing Education
This very informative class dives deep into the world of Therapy Dog work. This class is for the already a certified Therapy Dog team. In this class you will learn how to give a dog safety presentation to children and how to make your therapy dog visits spectacular through the use of interactive games. You will learn how to find the right facilities that are a perfect fit for you and your dog. You will have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to do a Therapy Dog visit to a hospital, library and assisted living facility and practice your bedside manner. You and your dog will work on body awareness and confidence building exercises so you can handle any emergency situation you may be put in. Some of the subject matter that will be covered in this class will be, Therapy Dogs working with children with autism, seniors with dementia, hospice and mental illness.
The team must already be certified through a Therapy organization, have basic obedience training and in good health. Dog must not jump on people and be dog and people friendly.
Looking to volunteer in Pet Therapy?
Although our Pet Therapy Prep class is designed to help you and your pet prepare to volunteer with many different pet therapy organizations, St. Hubert's also has it's own pet therapy program, called Paws for People! If you are looking for more information on our program, or if you have questions about becoming a Paws for People team with us, please click here for more information on how to get involved!