Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.
From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.
Therapy dogs are not service dogs. Service dogs are dogs who are specially trained to perform specific tasks to help a person who has a disability. An example of a service dog is a dog who guides an owner who is blind, or a dog who assists someone who has a physical disability. Service dogs stay with their person and have special access privileges in public places such as on planes, restaurants, etc. Therapy dogs, the dogs who will be earning the AKC Therapy Dog™ title, do not have the same special access as service dogs.
If you select our team to train your Therapy Dog, we will typically begin with a 2 month Raise & Train. From there we will discuss with you whether or not you and your dog will need additional months of Raise & Train or if you can continue with Private Lessons and/or Group Class.
Depending on your dog’s current training level and temperament, we may be able to reach your goals with some of our other less intensive services.
Please fill out our application for services so we can give you a call and get your evaluation scheduled.