Fri, Nov 12|
In Stride Dog Training
Pet Therapy Test Prep Seminar
Are you and your dog ready to take the Therapy Dog test, but you might need to brush up on a few things and make sure you and your dog are really ready?
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2021, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM EST
In Stride Dog Training , 245 Crawford St, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA
About the Event
Are you and your dog ready to take the Therapy Dog test, but you might need to brush up on a few things and make sure you and your dog are really ready? Our 90 minute seminar is designed for handlers and dogs who have graduated from higher levels of dog training and/or passed the CGC test and just need a bit of a refresher before signing up for testing.
Join us as our evaluator, Christine Macdonald, will give a run through of the Pets & People test to know what to expect and give you some pointers on how to help you and your dog succeed with the Pets & People Test. Pointers for testing include:
- how to approach and maneuver around various pieces of hospital equipment (it’s not as easy as one might think!)
- how to help your dog ignore the food on the floor or directly offered by a person (yes, food is directly offered or dropped in front of dog!)
- leash control while there is a distraction (no pulling, calm control by handler, minimal voice needed)
- meeting and greeting new people. No excess licking or jumping on people allowed, we look for a calm enthusiasm and comfort in a variety of settings
- calm while there is a noise like a loud vacuum or alarm. There will be loud distractions that your dog needs to be able to walk by
This seminar is geared for those teams who already have good general voice and leash control. We will focus on Pet Therapy test and not basic obedience.
Please note: All seminar attendees are required to wear a mask.
Please email your pet's rabies documentation to our Director of Volunteers ASAP. Volunteers@petsandpeoplefoundation.org
Pet Therapy Seminar