Registration is open for therapy dog preparation classes beginning for SUMMER blocks!
Therapy dogs and their handlers are volunteer teams in the community that are brought into settings such as nursing homes and memory care units for therapeutic interaction. Therapy dogs are not 'service dogs.'
Minimum volunteering is once per quarter after passing the tests.
The four-week training class, open to dogs 1 year or older, are $75 per dog/handler team. Owners must provide proof of rabies vaccination.
Class instruction includes emphasis on handling skills, exposure to medical equipment, test preparation and field trips.
To enroll in the class, complete a registration form in advance at www.dogjazz.com Classes are held at 507 West 47th Street.