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How are therapy dogs trained?

How are therapy dogs trained?

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K. Myers

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K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Oct 22, 2018

Therapy dogs have become popular because they help people in different ways. However, a therapy must be trained and meet the certifications set by the qualified therapy dog organization in order for the therapy dog to be allowed to be with its owner. Like most dogs, therapy dogs need to be trained in obedience. They should be well-mannered and follow basic commands. If they don’t, then they may not be a therapy dog.

Unlike service dogs, which are completely different than therapy dogs, therapy dogs help those that live in shelters or children’s hospitals so that they comfort those that need comforting. Therapy dogs may be trained at home using information on the internet by also passing socialization skills, but sometimes they must pass a skills test in order to be certified.

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C. Reyes

C. Reyes

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Answered May 15, 2018

The best way you can train your dog to become a therapy dog is through enrolling your dog in a therapy dog class that will prepare you and your dog for therapy dog visits (equipment, situations, handler preparation). They are trained by professionals often from young puppies to learn how to behave and guide their companions. Most classes include a therapy dog evaluation at the end of the class then you can register with a national therapy dog organization.

A therapy pooch is a puppy that may be prepared to give warmth, comfort and love to individuals in healing centers, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, hazardous situations, and are characterized yet not secured or ensured under the Federal Housing Act or Americans with Disabilities act. They likewise don't have public access rights with exemption to the particular spots they are going by and working. Normally the puppy would be allowed rights by singular offices as it were.

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