Interested in being a Pet Therapy Team and having your dog certified as a Therapy Dog? This is the first step! Please read the meetup description carefully! This class is a practice class where we will do mock-testing and practice of the skills needed to pass the control evaluation, a prerequisite to therapy dog certification! Control evaluations will be conducted often! We will test dogs after the class if your dog is ready! After your dog passes this required test, you then move on to obtaining therapy dog certification through Love on a Leash Gold Country Chapter, an international therapy dog certification and registration company. The control evaluations are a prerequisite to onsite assessment and mentoring portion of certification of therapy dog. Love on a Leash Gold Country is dedicated to placing the best therapy dogs in their facilities and there is a time commitment of 10 hours prior to becoming certified. Most people claim this time flies by as they are doing something that they both love and are doing it together! Ten outings with your best friend seems like no time at all!
After your dog is certified and registered with Love on a Leash, you are then able to submit your certification into the AKC and receive their special certification as well. For information on the certification process for therapy dog through Love on a Leash, please go here: http://www.meetup.com/CGC-in-Roseville/pages/Therapy_Dog_Opportunities!/ For complete information on what items are being tested for the control evaluation, please go to this link: http://www.meetup.com/CGC-in-Roseville/pages/THERAPY_DOG_EVALUATION_ITEMS
We will start right on time! Please be early and have your dog exercised and ready to work and focus at the beginning of class.
NO SHOCK COLLARS or PINCH COLLARS. PERIOD.
If your dog has severe reactivity or is hard to control, this is not the class for him!
Please bring a 4 to 6-foot leash. No retractable leashes. Bring treats for training purposes only, but no treats are allowed for the formal test.
- Water. Bring clean water for you and your dog!
- Dog potty bags. You MUST clean up after your pooch!
- Good attitude. This is a stress-free event, so let's have some fun!
- Dog pottied and ready to work. That way we can start on time!
Waiver and Release of Liability:
By RSVPing for this event, you hereby release, waive, discharge and hold harmless any organizer of this meetup group as well as the City of Rocklin and its officers, agents, volunteers, and directors from any and all liability, claims, and expenses whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, that may be sustained to you or your dog as a result of your participation in this event.