PAWS of CNY, Inc. is pleased to offer Therapy Dog Training classes designed to prepare dogs to pass the PAWS of CNY certification, as well as to provide ongoing education to dogs and handlers who are already certified. The training classes are not mandatory in order for a dog to be evaluated, but they are encouraged for dogs who are good candidates for pet therapy work but may need assistance perfecting some of the certification criteria.
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Courses are routinely scheduled throughout the year. View our events page to see current and upcoming course information.
Please note that as a class prerequisite, dogs coming into the class must have a good foundation of basic skills such as sit and leash manners.
There are five classes in each session. The total cost is $100.
Pre-registration is required.
PLEASE NOTE: The PAWS of CNY Certification provides accreditation for handlers and their dogs to attend PAWS of CNY sanctioned AAA and AAT pet therapy visits only. PAWS of CNY does not certify emotional support dogs, guide dogs, and other service dogs.