You know how much your dog means to you. Now you can bring that support to others in the community.
Therapy dogs are volunteering in more and more environments – hospitals, rehabilitation and nursing, facilities, libraries, in schools and on college campuses. Every day there are more opportunities and more need.
Register for Class If your dog is at least a year old, enjoys meeting new people, and is good in new situations you may have a therapy dog.
Upper West Side Training Class Starts October 15
4 Tuesdays: October 15, 22, 29 and November 5th
Dog Days of New York (2581 Broadway @97th Street)
Fee: $250 (exclusive of Pet Partners fees $155)
The class will teach you the skills you will need to be an effective therapy dog team and includes an evaluation for Pet Partners, the largest therapy animal organization in the country.
- Get your dog comfortable around medical equipment
- Role play likely visiting scenarios
- Learn to work around distractions – food, toys, dogs and people
- Recognize when your dog is stressed and when to support them while visiting
- Learn what environment and population is best suited to you and your dog
Classes are taught by Jane Kopelman of All About Dogs. Jane is a consultant to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Caring Canine Program, a certified trainer, and owns an animal shelter in upstate New York.
Questions? Not sure if your dog is suitable?
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