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May 16, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Green Ridge
7415 Wood Haven Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24019
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Therapy Dog Prep (Ages 18+)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Would you like to give back to your community by volunteering with your dog? Therapy Dogs are used in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehab and long-term care facilities, schools, libraries, Veteran care programs, and many other facilities. This course is designed to prepare you and your dog for the in-person Therapy Dog Evaluation facilitated by a Pet Partners Certified Evaluator. Pet Partners is a nationwide non-profit organization that certifies Pet Therapy teams. (Visit for detailed information.) While class will provide information and guidance on the steps involved in becoming a certified handler team, the main emphasis includes activity-based exercises to prepare for the 20 exercises that make up the in-person Therapy Dog Evaluation. The class includes an optional practice visit to a facility for a real-life exposure opportunity! Prerequisite: Dog must have Canine Good Citizen title. Instruction provided by High Hopes Dog Training.