A therapy dog can be any size and any breed. A good candidate for pet therapy is a very social dog that is even-tempered, good-natured, likes a diverse population of people, does well with other animals especially dogs, has good obedience skills and enjoys interacting with other people. Does your dog sound like it would love pet therapy? Come be a part of our team of pets helping people in our communities.
Heel 2 Heal.
The Canines for Therapy program trains owners and their dogs to provide animal-assisted visitations in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, group homes and treatment facilities. Our comprehensive training program gives canines the healing touch. the 6-week course is designed to provide a hands-on approach for people and their dogs to learn the skills needed for successful animal assisted activity and therapy visitations. After completing the program, teams become certified Canines for Therapy Teams and can volunteer in their community.
Why Canines for Therapy?
Canines for Therapy is a comprehensive training program for the handler and the dog. It is the only pet therapy program that requires attendance at a workshop and requires the handler train with the dog they intend to be certified with. Compare Canines for Therapy with other therapy programs and see why we are the platinum standard in pet therapy training.
Canines for Service
1200 N. 23rd St. Wilmington, NC 28405 Charleston, SC - PetCo, 5900 Rivers Ave #E2, No. Charleston, SC 29406
Wilmington - Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm once per week for 6 weeks. Register here.
Charleston - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - CANCELED due to low enrollment
The dog must be at least one (1) year of age and have lived in the handlers home for at least 6 months prior to participation.
Dogs must know strong and reliable basic obedience (sit, down, stay, recall and walking on a loose leash) and have completed AKC Canine Good Citizens prior to class registration.
Neck buckle collars, cloth martingale collars or head harnesses (i.e. Halti, Gentle Leader, Snoot Loop), are the only acceptable equipment allowed.
A six (6) foot leash is mandatory; no retractable leads.
First night of class handler must provide completed registration form, proof of CGC certification and copy of animal’s vaccination record.
The person handling the animal must be at least 10 years old.
Anyone aged 10 to 17 participating in a class must accompanied by a participating parent.
Dogs trained to aggressively protect and/or encouraged to actively bite, even as a component of a dog sport (e.g., bite work that is part of Schutzhund) may not be therapy dogs.
All dogs who participate in the program must be healthy and free from parasites, disease, infections, and illnesses.
Dogs are not allowed to be on raw diets of any brand to participate in the program.
The health screening is completed by your animal's regular veterinarian.
Canines for Therapy requires all of its handlers to have a background check.
Class policies are available from the organization providing the approved Canines for Therapy program.
Can miss only one (1) class during the 6-week course and it cannot be week 1 and week 2.
Canines for Therapy teams must renew once every two years. The renewal includes the completion of a renewal packet, current veterinary examination for your dog and the successful completion of the Canines for Therapy Team Assessment submitted by a qualified affiliate host organization.
910-362-8181 or toll free:866-910-3647 Canines for Service, PO Box 12643, Wilmington, NC 28405 Content copyright 2010 - 2012. Canines for Service. All rights reserved.
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