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1pm: Therapy Dog Prep Class 6wks

Therapy Dog Prep Class

This class is designed to prepare handlers and their dogs for visits to
institutions, facilities, and any other place where Therapy Dogs are needed.
The primary objective of the Therapy Dog is to provide comfort and
companionship in a way that promotes healing and improves the quality of
life for the people being visited and the staff who care for these people.
So what’s the difference between Therapy Dogs vs. Emotional Support
Animals? First, a Therapy Dog can help multiple people, sometimes even at
the same time! An emotional support animal (as well as a Service Dog), is
dedicated to helping one person all of the time. Another important difference
between therapy dogs and ESA’s is how the law recognizes them. ESA owners
get special protections that allow them to have their animals on airplanes
and in rental units; these laws do not cover therapy dogs. Therapy dogs may
only go into facilities where they are invited.

If your dog is at least one-year-old and has some basic training (sit, stay,
come, walk on a loose leash at least most of the time), this may be the class
for you! We can teach you to work as a team with your dog. A Therapy Dog
must have an outstanding temperament. This means that the dog should be
outgoing and friendly to all people, tolerant of other dogs and non-aggressive
toward other pets.

If your dog has these qualities and you are interested in getting started,
please register for this class. Our ultimate goal is to create teams to visit
facilities together. It’s a great way to build a strong relationship with your
dog, meet like-minded people and help address a real need in our
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Charleston Dog Training Center as well as some off campus training
7644 Southrail Road, Suite 300A
North Charleston, SC  29420

Additional Info:
Cody Hunter-McKenzie
Denise Miller
Elizabeth Vardell
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This is a 6 week class to prepare you and your dog to become a therapy dog team. We do not guarantee you will pass the test with this course. On the 6th week you will be given a practice test and an official test will be offered for you to take at no charge.

In order to become a therapy dog team you will need to get a back ground check. Here is the link.

DHLPP or DHPP and Rabies once they are old enough are required. You can email a copy to the instructor or bring them with you
Cancellation Policy:
Please give us 72hrs notice if you cannot make the class.
Available Slots:
No Fee