Preparing Your Dog For Pet Therapy
4 Paws has a developed
a pet therapy program as well as
classes that prepare the "teams" to understand and apply the dog training to promote pet therapy. We are recognized by AKC as a certified pet therapy program.
We highly recommend progressing through our basic classes such as the "In The Home - 101" Class, "Life Lessons", Canine Good Citizen or other similar classes. Once a dog has its canine manners we encourage dogs to obtain their CGC "Canine Good Citizen" title through the AKC test, which we offer several times a year, if needed.
This class will go through the steps of proper etiquette and protocol for a Certified Pet Therapy.
Once a CGC is obtained and a handler has attended the Pet Therapy seminar that we offer to educate the handler, we schedule a Pet Therapy Test.
Prerequisite: Canine Good Citizen Certficate
This is a classroom setting for the handlers. No dogs allowed in this class!
To enroll in this class and for more information please visit
Note about Pet Therapy: We have developed relationships with facilities in our area that pet therapy services are needed. However, we do not limit the pet therapy to the facilities we are currently in connection with. Teams are more than welcome to pursue their own relationships that we can approve of. If you have an elderly family member who you want to visit and perform services for, please contact us and we are happy to help you! We are recognized by AKC but are not listed on their website because we have not yet obtained non-profit status with the IRS - YET!