We have one spot left in our January Therapy Dog Training Class!
Therapy Dog Class
Led by Danielle Basciano, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, ACDBC
1/26/2016 – 2/23/2016
Cicero Animal Clinic
This five-week therapy dog training course is 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 course is not mandatory in order for a dog to be evaluated. It is, however, encouraged for dogs who are good candidates for pet therapy work but may need assistance perfecting some of the certification criteria or for folks who just want to learn more about what it takes to be a certified therapy dog team.
Some of the topics this course will cover include:
– Evaluation test items
– Handling skills and focus work
– How to read and respond appropriately to canine stress signals
– Introduction to and handling around medical apparatus
– Visit simulation to practice new skills (last class)
Classes are taught by Danielle Basciano, PAWS of CNY’s Director of Training and Evaluations, and a certified professional dog trainer.
Class Length: 5 – sessions
Class Size: up to 10 dogs