Do you think your dog has what it takes to become a Therapy Dog?
If so, Awesome Dawgs can provide you with the opportunity to discover your dog’s potential.
Therapy dog testing and evaluating are conducted quarterly at the Awesome Dawgs Pricetown Road facility by Mary Jo Carabello who is a certified evaluator for Therapy Dogs International, Inc.
We also offer a Therapy Dog Preparation Group Training Class. The purpose of the workshop is to help people and their dogs prepare for evaluation by reviewing the skills necessary for therapy work.
You and your dog will practice: sit, stay, come when called, friendly greetings with volunteers including petting, examination and grooming, wait at the door, heel, maneuvering around people using hospital equipment, leaving food treats alone that are on the floor, dealing with distractions, separation from your dog for a few minutes, and observing children play.
The class will include at least one visit to an assisted living facility.
Please note, this course is not required for taking therapy dog evaluations and is a training course offered by Awesome Dawgs Dog Training.
Contact Awesome Dawgs if you are interested in scheduling a session for your dog.