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Therapy Dog School

Learn the foundations and join a likeminded community of dog handlers

  • 1 hour
  • Cross Roads Animal Health Centre|Wilmot Community Centre

Service Description

Have you always thought your dog would make a great therapy dog? Do they warm up to all types of people, and display a calm temperament in all types of environments and situations? Do you love talking with people and helping brighten the day of others? Therapy dogs help those in need experience the love and support that only an animal can provide to help them thrive. You will learn about: - The animal-human bond - Signs of stress in your dog - Basic obedience for therapy dogs - How to teach safe therapy dog tricks and behaviours - What is required to pass a therapy dog exam (and if your dog will be a good fit) - First hand experience with as much of the exam requirements as possible - How to safely conduct a visit and considerations for various environments - Proper grooming requirements - Training in real-life areas to assess readiness In addition, dogs will be familiarized with equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches and walkers. Therapy dog certification is NOT included in this course – it must be sought through therapy organizations such as St. John Ambulance or Therapeutic Paws of Canada and placed with a facility through those organizations.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Full credit/transfer/refund if Spot-On Dog Training cancels your class/training session. | Full credit/transfer/refund if the Client cancels 10 business days or more in advance of the class/session start date. | Partial credit/transfer/refund minus $50 processing fee if Client cancels less than 10 business days in advance of start date. | Clients who request a transfer or withdrawal after beginning a class will be subject to the $50 processing fee and receive a prorated refund or partial credit for another group class. | No refunds after the 2nd week of any group class. | Packages of private sessions purchased are non-refundable. | Sessions must be utilized within 90 days of purchase. Any remaining sessions after the 90-day period will be forfeited, and a new package purchased for subsequent sessions. | If you must cancel a class/session due to a human or canine medical/family emergency, we will transfer you to the next available class pending availability. No fees charged for transfer. If refunds are requested, the above policy applies. Does not include planned medical procedures or family matters. Written proof of the nature and timing of the emergency is required.

Contact Details

  • 3 Myrtle Street, Stratford, PE, Canada


  • 110 Gillespie Avenue, Summerside, PE, Canada


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