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Preparing Your Dog To Be A Therapy Dog


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Are you adopting a new puppy you'd love to train as a therapy dog? Do you already live with a dog who would make a great therapy dog? Have you been wondering about how to start their training? If you have been looking for some guidance on preparing them to be a therapy dog then this short course is designed to do just that!

Here you will find help and guidance on what types of socialisation your dog may require, and information about the responses you want your dog to have to different environments. With this information you can guide them on the path to becoming a therapy dog and prepare them for the in-depth training they will receive on our Certification Courses.

Topics Covered:

  • Basic Requirements
  • Obedience
  • Manners
  • Reading Your Dog's Body Language
  • Positive Socialisation Experiences
  • Socialisation Areas
  • Seperation Confidence

Further Short Courses To Consider Enrolling In:

  • Is Your Dog Suitable To Be A therapy Dog
  • Therapy Dogs Are Not Service Dogs
  • An Introduction To Animal Assisted Interventions
  • What Dog Is Right For You

More Information:

If you are interested in completing the foundation course with your dog then please visit https://leadthewayinstitute.com.au/services/foundation-aai-and-therapy-dog-certification/ 

For an overview of all therapy dog certification please see https://leadthewayinstitute.com.au/services/therapy-dog-training-and-certification/

For more information on all of our courses see https://leadthewayinstitute.com.au/home/

 

Here is the course outline:

1. Preparing Your Dog To Be A Therapy Dog

Have you got a new puppy, adult dog or existing dog that you have been thinking about certifying as a therapy dog but have wanted some more guidance on preparing them to be a therapy dog? This short course is designed to do just that, helping to give you guidance on what areas in your dog's life you can socialize your dog too and just what responses you want your dog to have to different environments so you can guide them on the path to becoming a therapy dog.

pageText Introduction
pageText About Lead The Way
pageText About Your Instructor
pageText Module One - general suitability considerations
pageText Module Two - reading your dog's body language
pageText Module Three - socialisation in puppies
pageText Module Four - socialisation
pageText Conclusion
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