One Day Workshop.
If you have not already done so, we require teams to attend a
Workshop for basic training, philosophy on handling and
management of your dog. If your dog has come through our
Board/Train program, the requirement to attend a Workshop is
Therapy Dog training sessions.
Classes are now being held every Tuesday of the month at
6:30 PM (as of 9/2013 since P.A.C.K. has been
moved to Thursdays this year).
advanced worked class, which includes Therapy Dog practice is a
pay-as-you-go class $8.00/class.
towards and acquire your AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate.
Tammie is an AKC CGC Evaluator and can perform the test when you
are ready. You decide when you are ready. The Tests are
scheduled a few times each year, and can be scheduled during the
regular Therapy Dog class on Wednesday evening. The AKC
CGC is not required to earn a Therapy Dog certificate with most
supervised visit with your dog to an
area Nursing Home, Hospital or School (reading program) with
your dog. One training date will be punched off your
lesson card when you attend the visit.
membership in a Therapy Dog organization
to acquire the member benefits of group liability insurance
during your volunteer visits. We recommend
Dog Inc. Following our process is not a requirement to
gain membership / certification with a therapy dog organization.
Individuals should review the requirements of the organization
when pursuing certification. Tammie is a Tester /
Observer for TDInc for those interested in becoming registered
with that organization.
Volunteer to perform Therapy Dog work
Teams that have earned recognition
through a Therapy Dog organization may participate in the
Reading P.A.C.K. or other Therapy Dog visits arranged by
Committed Canine. You may also schedule your own visits at
area nursing homes or hospitals.