Practical training and preparation for good manners as required to pass AKC's CGC test and receive a title.
For more information about the CGC, you can look at AKC's site here.
Therapy Dog Preparation
Are you considering sharing your special dog with others in our community as a certified therapy dog team? Therapy dogs come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and ages. Yes, senior dogs make great therapy dogs! The two most important characteristics are your dog's temperament and dependable good behavior. They are friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and at ease with strangers and in the company of other dogs. They provide unconditional acceptance,emotional support, and make a difference to everyone they visit. Our Canine Good Citizen Sampler class prepares you and your dog for not only the CGC test (a prerequisite for most therapy dog organizations), but also for the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc evaluation. While training classes are not required to test for either the CGC or most therapy dog organizations, we believe it is beneficial to you and your dog to be well prepared for either test. We will help you fine tune your dog's obedience skills, set your dog up to succeed with confidence as they are exposed simulated visits using medical equipment, and practice the steps for the B&BTD evaluation/certification. You will also learn about therapy dog protocol and visitation mentoring programs.
Often people think only of the dogs who visit nursing homes. There are a variety of ways to make a difference with your therapy dog. Programs are in place to visit local rehabs, hospitals, reading programs in both schools and libraries, and community education events just to name a few. Call to schedule your complimentary CGC/therapy dog evaluation with Jackie,who is both an AKC/CGC evaluator as well as a certified evaluator for Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Prerequisite: Adult Good Manners 1 or Instructor's prior approval.
10957 State Road 52
Hudson, FL 34669
Tel: (727) 857-4960
Fax: (727) 857-5811
Companion Animal Hospital
10937 State Road 52
Hudson, FL 34669
Tel: (727) 856-5988