Canine Good Citizen & Therapy Dog Visitation

 AKC - Canine Good Citizen - 6 one hour classes $99

                               Great News! 
 Canine Good Citizen is now a titled event open to all dogs

So your dog has learned good house manners. Now take the next step.  Earn an AKC Canine Good Citizen title by demonstrating that your dog  is not only well behaved at home but also displays good manners in public. This class is also a jump start into therapy dog visitation (see our class offering.)

In the class your dog will learn how to:
  • Walk on a Loose Leash
  • Accept a Friendly Stranger
  • Sit Politely for Petting
  • Accept Handling for Healthcare & Grooming
  • Sit & Down on Cue/Stay in Place
  • Come When Called
  • Be Confident Around Other Dogs
  • Handle Distractions
  • Walk Politely in Pedestrian Traffic
  • Trust Being Separated from his Owner

Therapy Dog Visitation Prep - 6 one hour classes $110

Want to share your friendly, loveable pooch with others? There is a growing demand for visitation teams at libraries, classrooms, senior residence facilities and skilled nursing homes. Learn current training techniques for you and your best friend to become a registered therapy dog team. Instruction includes selecting a therapy environment most suited for your dog; making appropriate introductions; learning what to say in unfamiliar and challenging situations; navigating physical layouts including narrow hallways, elevators, and stairs; learning safety and etiquette around health care equipment; recognizing and maintaining healthy comfort levels for you and your dog during visitations. 

Training includes classroom and onsite visitation instruction. 

    Dog must be:   
  • at least 1 year old upon entering the training program
  • healthy and well groomed
  • friendly and well socialized
  • designated a Canine Good Citizen by the AKC

Therapy dogs enhance opportunities for people to learn, heal, and improve the quality of their lives.

Private Training - Call for appointment

Behavior Consultations - Call for appointment

Our limited class size offers you individual attention

*Approved Trainer and Evaluator for Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc (ITD), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization #27-3185651

Discounts available for students, foster and rescue dog handlers.

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