Advanced   Therapy Dog Training

This five week course is an introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).

This course is designed for students that have passed the Pet Partners Evaluation test, and would like to join the Heeling House AAT team at the Heeling House Center.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Touch command

  • Double leash walking

  • Hand Stationing

  • Multiple client handling techniques

  • Hand signals

  • Item Retieve

  • Stairs

  • Obstacle courses

  • Commands from other people

 

Before enrolling, your dog must have passed the Pet Partners Evaluation test.

This is a five week course, and the cost is $150

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE OFFER THERAPY DOG TRAINING CLASSES, WE DO NOT TRAIN SERVICE DOGS, OR OFFER SERVICE DOG TRAINING.

 

Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.

 A service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.