Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Gus, a certified therapy dog handled by Karen Nolen of Hinesburg, brightens a pediatric patient’s day.  

Gus, a certified therapy dog handled by Karen Nolen of Hinesburg, brightens a pediatric patient’s day.

Learn what it takes to make a great therapy dog team in prep-certification clinic offered by Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) Aug. 30 from 10am-12:30pm in Williston. Although the clinic will prepare you and your dog for TDV certification, it does not replace the test or any part of the certification process. Anyone seeking therapy dog certification must undergo the certification process.
TDV prep-certification clinics are offered on the following dates in Williston:
Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10am-12:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10am-12:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10am-12:30pm
Participants will experience the full complete TDV test with their dog in the first hour of the clinic, receive advice and hands-on training related to therapy dog work, learn how dogs communicate and understand the world, and use that knowledge to build a confident working dog.
The fee for the certification prep clinic is $90. Individuals may audit the clinic without a dog for $65. Pre-registration is required. Spots fill up fast. Email training@therapydogs.org for an application.

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