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Introduction to Therapy Dog Visits:        

Group Class at $

OR Call to schedule a private session for $8
Thinking about doing Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy with your dog at
nursing homes, hospitals, schools and more? Learn about this wonderful
field and take a partial pre-test with your dog to see if the two of you are
candidates yet.

Instructor: Cherie Maitland  
    While Cherie is not currently a Therapy Dog Evaluator, she is an AKC Canine
    Good Citizen
    Evaluator. Many of the Therapy Dog Evaluations include the majority of the 10
    items from the
    CGC Test. She has passed the Delta Society Evaluation with 4 of her wonderful
    dogs, and
    has taken 2 through Lend A Heart's evaluation process. She started visiting
    with her
    registered Therapy Dog Pepper in 2009. She has gone with either Pepper,
    Bear, Lilly or Miles to
    convalescent hospitals, elementary schools, library reading programs with
    kids, retirement
    living communities and memory care units. As of Summer 2011, Cherie began
    training to
    become an evaluator for Delta Society.

Preparing & Training for Therapy Dog
After the group Introduction class or your own private research or lesson,
train your dog
to pass your organizations Therapy Dog requirements test. Learn more
about what it
takes for you to be a good handler and Team Member! Desensitize your dog
to meeting
lots of strangers, other dogs, being around wheelchairs, loud noises etc . . .
Take another pre-test/evaluation. $88  Instructor: Cherie Maitland

For more information on several of the organizations registering
Therapy dogs, visit their websites:

THERAPY DOGS INC:                          www.TherapyDogs.com
LEND A HEART:                                    www.lendaheart.org

This is by no means an exhaustive list, though it can get you started.

Canine Good Citizen Practice & Tests:
Many of the Therapy Dog organizations' tests build
upon the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.

For more info on the CGC visit the Canine Good
Citizen page
Cherie Maitland on a Delta
Society/Pet Partners visit with
her sweet 14 year old Border
Collie mix - Pepper
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