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Therapy  Dog Prep


This seven week course is an introduction to Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI).

In order to be successful, therapy dogs should be well trained and prepared for any situation/behaviors their handlers ask of them. 

We have designed this course to introduce dogs and owners to the skills necessary to be a successful therapy animal team, as well as the skills needed to pass an evaluation by a national therapy dog organization.  This course gives teams a broad education of the many different ways therapy animals can be used.  At the end of the course, the student will be ready to choose whichever type of therapy they are best suited for.

**This course will prepare you to join the organization of your choice, not necessarily Heeling House.**

The following topics will be covered:


  • Review basic obedience skills

  • Introduction to different types of therapy

  • How to be your dogs’ advocate

  • Facility/client etiquette

  • Place command

  • Visit command (Appropriate greeting)

  • Walk beside wheel chair/walker

  • Introduction to children/READ program

  • ‘Leave it’ proofing

  • ‘Drop it’ proofing

  • Practice for Pet Partners Evaluation Test


Before enrolling, your dog must have their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. 

This is a seven week course, and the cost is $245

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