The focus of this class is on preparing the handler and dog for the therapy environment. Skills include working around medical equipment, loud noises, food, toys, and other distractions. Topics covered include stress and calming signals in dogs, infection control, medical ethics, general liability, and handling difficult visitation situations. The price of the class also includes a Therapy Dog manual and an official Therapy Dog Evaluation.
Children at least 10 years old may participate with a participating parent/guardian.
Classes occur multiple times per year. Maximum of 8 per class. Classes are 1 hour for 7 consecutive weeks.
Dedicated to creating opportunities for independence for people with disabilities with the gift of a task-trained service dog and to enhancing the human-animal bond
Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC began with a dream and today the dream continues. Working in the service dog industry for nearly 25 years, a change necessitated an evaluation of lifetime goals and the deep desire to continue to serve others. Having met the Founder of Four Paws and a Wake Up, my wife and I agreed to mentor her in the service dog industry. Little did we know the decision to mentor would result in a new endeavor.
Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC operates as an independent chapter incorporated in North Carolina, with an employer identification number and tax-exempt status unique to the North Carolina site.
We'll work with your schedule.
3717 Overlook RdRaleigh, NC27616
June 16, 2020
Literacy / Reading
Must be at least 10
Orientation or Training
1 hour a week for 7 weeks; upon successful certification a minimum of 2 hours per month based on your own schedule.
Must have a dog of your own. Dog must be people and dog-friendly and have passed an AKC Canine Good Citizen test.