Therapy Dog Classes

Therapy Dog Classes

Tails of Joy members are committed to bringing joy to others through their pets. While visiting is done as a team, the pet is the star of the show. Teams visit with people in their own homes, hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Some members participate in hospice programs providing end-of-life comfort, while others visit in schools and children's facilities, participating in reading and educational programs.

A few members go beyond visiting and provide animal assisted therapy with their pets in a treatment setting, such as occupational or physical therapy.

If you are interested in training your dog the skills necessary for therapy dog work consider joining one of our Pet Therapy Classes.

Following classes sponsored by Tails of Joy, Inc. and Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

Pet Therapy I

This class reinforces current skills and teaches new skills needed when visiting a nursing home, hospital or individual. Before starting this class, dogs should be at least 10 months old and have basic obedience skills including sit, down, stay and polite walking. This class is appropriate for students who have successfully completed Family Dog II.  Students with comparable training from other programs may also attend providing they have a thorough understanding of positive reinforcement training techniques.  Placement will be contingent on evaluation by the instructor.

Fee: $165.00 for 8 one hour classes (includes the sales tax)   

Registration through Sue Gagnon at Tails of Joy, INC. , not through Tails-U-Win! Canine Center, LLC.         

                                 

Start Date:  Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

To register or for information email: Sue Gagnon    

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

 

Pet Therapy II

This class builds on the Level I skills and provides experience with medical equipment and exposure to the variety of experiences that may occur while visiting. The main focus of the class is to prepare the handler and dog to take the Intermountain Therapy Animals Evaluation to become a registered team.

Fee: $165.00 for 8 one hour classes (includes the sales tax)   

Registration through Sue Gagnon at Tails of Joy, INC. , not through Tails-U-Win! Canine Center, LLC.         

                                      

Start Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Time: 10:15 AM

To register or for information Contact Sue Gagnon

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

 
 

Family Dog III Intro to Pet Therapy

FDIII - Intro to Pet Therapy - This 6-week class will give your dog the strong foundation necessary to be successful in a Therapy Dog class and prepare them for the Intermountain Therapy Animals evaluation. There is a separate handler only class with an additional fee that is required prior to the official therapy dog evaluation.

 

What to bring to class:

  • A clicker

  • A treat pouch

  • At least (5) different types of treats cut up into small pieces

  • A mat for your dog to lay on

  • A great sense of humor 

Fee: $140.00 ($126.00 for members)

Instructor: Terrie Carpenter

 

Classes meet once a week.

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

Terrie is president of Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc. which is an AAI - Animal Assistance Intervention group - which encompasses Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy. This class will give students the foundation necessary to be successful in a Therapy Dog class.

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