OR Call to schedule a private session for $88 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. $39
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 Visits: 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. $88Instructor: Cherie Maitland
For more information on several of the organizations registering Therapy dogs, visit their websites: