Therapy Dog Prep
Therapy Prep 1:
Canine Good Citizen -
6 Week Course
Perfect for students wanting to expand their pet’s obedience skills but also great preparation for those hoping to pursue therapy work with Hand In Paw, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, or Pet Partners. This six-week course includes – but is not limited to – items on the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam, an obedience certification through the American Kennel Club, which examines how well owners handle their dogs in public. This exam is very similar to evaluations done by therapy dog organizations. Therapy Prep I is the first in a series of courses designed to prepare dogs for therapy work.
One week of class will be a “field trip” where teams will work in a public setting. Immediately following the course will be an opportunity to take the CGC exam. Students pursuing therapy certification through an organization will also want to attend Therapy Prep II: Out and About.
Prerequisite: Impulse Control or equivalent skills.