Therapy Dog Training Program
It’s not hard to become a therapy dog, and the list of benefits is a mile long! Therapy dogs today provide companionship for patients in hospitals and nursing home, help ease the anxiety of natural disaster victims, and help to instill confidence in children who are having intellectual or emotional difficulties. Watching these dogs work will truly make your heart melt. If you’d like to help your dog make a positive impact on people in need, we can help.
What is a Therapy Dog?
From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.
A therapy dog must be a friendly dog. Any mix or breed can be trained to provide comfort and affection to people in hospitals, retirement homes, schools, mental health institutions, airports, and many other settings. Dogs must be at least one year old to become a therapy dog.
Wildside Unlimited requires all Therapy Dog Training Program students to pass AKC Canine Good Citizen test, before starting the 6-week therapy training program.