Therapy Dog Training
Interested In Becoming a Therapy Dog Team?
If your interested in becoming a Therapy Team with your dog we can help you archive your goals.
Therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to volunteer and improve the lives of other people in settings such as:
- Schools: Therapy Dogs can work with children who are learning to read, or help students achieve a stronger sense of belonging while lessening their anxiety and stress.
- Hospitals: Therapy Dogs visit patients to help them recover from or better manage their health challenges.
- Nursing Homes: Therapy Dogs can help lift people’s spirits and can provide comfort and companionship. Numerous studies have shown that therapy dogs can greatly improve the well-being of older people.
At Dogs 4 Life, our primary focus for therapy dogs training is the overall wellness of every dog that comes our way. We believe in a holistic approach that takes into consideration the health, physical attributes, behavioral traits, breed qualities, and mental abilities of each dog.
Our skilled professional will created a customized training program that will best suit each individual dogs requirements that promotes their ability for training and overall well-being.
We are dedicated to providing top-notch dietary recommendations, natural remedies, and food sensitivity testing that can help enhance every dogs training, leading to happier and healthier dogs that can enjoy a better quality of life and helping others.
Therapy Dog Training Benefits
If you’re considering becoming a therapy dog handler, congratulations! You and your furry friend are in for some very rewarding work. But before you can start making visits, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare. Here are some tips on how to prepare your dog for therapy work and make sure your visits are successful.
Socialize your therapy dog from an early age.
The best therapy dogs are those who have been well-socialized from puppy hood. That means exposing them to as many different people, places, animals, and situations as possible. This will help them grow into confident, well-rounded dogs that are stable when they’re out of their comfort zone.
Our training programs includes socialization with dog friendly dogs for positive experiences, field trips in the community learning how to meet and greet and giving them valuable experiences.
Do enroll in our therapy dog training program.
While socialization is important, it’s not enough on its own. Our therapy dog training program will teach your puppy specific skills required for the job. This includes everything from learning basic commands, leash walking, and how to politely greet strangers to staying calm in noisy or chaotic environments.
Our Therapy Dog Training program is high standards for both handlers and dogs, so you can be sure you’re getting quality training.
Foundation building and basic obedience training.
In addition to specific therapy dog skills, your furry friend will need a solid foundation in basic obedience commands like sit, stay, down, come, and leave it. Your puppy will have all the skills they need to begin their journey to a rewarding life of services. However, our therapy dog training program also includes people training. As a handler of a therapy dog, you will need to know how to navigate your puppy through situations. After your puppy has been trained, it’s time for your training to become the best therapy team.
Before you can start making visits, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare—namely, basic obedience commands, public access work, and specific therapy skills required for the job. With proper preparation, you’ll be sure to set yourselves up for success when making visits together!
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Unsuitable dogs for therapy work. Dogs that:
- Growling, barking, or other signs of aggression toward humans
- Growling, barking, or other signs of aggression toward dogs or other animals
- Lack of house-training skills
- Medical concerns (advanced age, fatigue, stiffness, excessive panting, signs of discomfort, etc.)
Not all dogs are cut out for Therapy work but we can help customized and tailored a program to help get you and your dog certified if your dogs temperament is a fit. We recommend in home training to help create the team bond experience although we do offer a Stay and Train to set the basic , manner and public access training.
Dog training can be simple yet complex when working with dogs, behavior, and people. We require a free phone consultation with each potential client to ensure that we have the information needed to properly assess your training needs. By assigning and to reviewing your goals allows us to recommend a program that best fits your family’s needs.
Our program fees are discounted from our regular hourly rate and have expiration dates with a no refund policy. If you feel that you do not want to commit to a program or that you will not be able to complete a program within the allotted time, you can opt for session per sessions at our regular hourly rates.
We allow (1) same day cancellation without charge. Otherwise anything less than 24 hours is chargeable .
3 Hour Programs expire after 5 weeks.
5 hour programs expire after 8 weeks.
7 hour programs expire after 12 weeks.