Frequently asked questions regarding Training and Preparation as Therapy Dog Team
does my dog have to be?
A dog may come to us at any age after their first series of vaccines and veterinarian exam.
-Should the dog
be trained first?
It is easier for the owner but the sooner you begin the training the better.
-Is my dog too
If you dog is healthy , not in pain, there is no reason to exclude the dog
from the TDF. However, one must keep constant vigilance to be sure that the dog
has no impediment that would cause harm to itself or others. Just as SENIORS
continue to work so should dogs if they are happy and healthy doing so .
-Do I have to
commit so going to class every week?
No , but you will graduate a lot faster. This process should be comfortable and fun. Classes are geared to accommodate the attendees on that night. Just like the little one room school house.
When you and your dog are trained and RELIABLE, three supervised visits are arranged and congratulations are in order.
This process is not fast but it is enriching, exciting and complete.