THERAPY DOG CLASS: 8 week
Sundays: 10:30 am
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test or AKC Cannine Community Good Citizen Test - $25
Biscuits & Bows
1945 S. Plum Grove Road
Palatine, IL 60067
First Class: Biscuit and Bows
Second Class: Biscuit and Bows
Third Class: Downtown Arlington Heights @ Bentleys Corner Barkery
Fourth Class: Downtown Palatine - Train Station Starbucks
Fifth Class: Lowes or Home Depot
Sixth Class: Pet Store
Seventh Class: Church Creek
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test: Arlington Heights Downtown Fountain
Eighth Class: Lutheran Home
The Therapy Dog Class prepares the dog and the handler with the knowledge and obedience skills to be accepted as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs Inc, or enter the Rainbow AAT Program. This class focuses on distractions, proofing and calming behaviors. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test is offered.
We prepare the dog and owner for visits to public areas that are conducive to helping people emotionally and therapeutically. Fine tuning obedience and people greeting skills, and teaching special greeting behaviors for dogs. Handler education of unique protocols involved in therapy dog visits, for schools, libraries, nursing facilities, hospitals and rescue therapy.
The handler that is going to be involved in AAT must be the one attending the classes. The handler must be over 18. If you miss a class, every effort will be made to get you 'up to speed' on the material that was covered. In addition, you may audit the class you missed on the next cycle.
Please bring to class a bill or receipt that your dog is up to date on vaccinations and has been cleared for interactions with other dogs by your veterinarian. A form to certify the dog for AAT with Therapy Dogs Inc must be completed by the Veterinarian in order to qualify for subsequent tests.
Please bring cleanup bags for your dog. Your dog will need a name tag or microchip.