Therapy Dog Training

Therapy Dog

It must be noted that the picture above is of Jean Moore Swerngan, aka “grandmommy”, but since passing on February 23,2007 – she is now famously know as – “the coolest lady that ever lived”.

If you have been lucky enough to witness the amazing effect a dog can have on a sick or elderly individual, then you will automatically understand the benefit of therapy dogs. If you haven’t experienced it, you must – it is truly incredible to watch a sick little boy or girl’s face light up when a dog enters the room. And we are happy to get to provide this awesome gift to anyone that wants to give back in their community. Not every dog is cut out for therapy, but we can help assess, train, and then certify your dog for therapy work. Even if your dog is not cut out for therapy (or you don’t own a dog), we can certify handlers and pair you with a dog that is certified to local hospitals and nursing homes. We are lucky to be partnered with Paws for People foundation who train and place many service dogs through out the country. We have a “preparatory” class that you can take before the certification day which helps prepare owners and their dogs. Once you pass the certification, you can join other clients of ours and visit local hospitals and nursing homes to lift the spirits. Check our calendar out to see when the next class and certification will be held; you must sign up in advance.