Hey for all the folks in KC that are thinking about doing therapy work with their dog we are holding another Therapy Dog Class on Feb 16th… Please check out the information below and follow the link to our facebook events page and let us know if you want us to save you a spot?

Helping Paws Therapy Team Training Class

7 Week Class – $139.99

This class will focus on preparing potential volunteer teams for visiting nursing homes, hospitals or schools to name a few. The goal of this course is to give the skills and tools needed to become a better prepared volunteer team. Emphasis will also be placed on getting skills ready to pass the Temperament Test required by volunteer organizations. (This class will not provide “certification” for visiting, however, contact information on local groups will be provided.)

Class Prerequisites

  • Dogs and handlers must be people and dog social.
  • Dogs need to be at least 12 months old to attend the class.
  • Dogs need to be in owner’s home for at least 6 months.
  • Skill Level: Dogs need to be ready (or very close) to being ready to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test. http://www.kissdogtraining.com/pdf/CGC_Handout.pdf
  • No prong collars or slip chains.  A flat buckle or Tufflock collar, martingale, body or head harness may be used in this class
  • No chain or retractable leashes.
  • One dog per handler.
  • Handlers must be at least 16 years of age.

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