Therapy Dog Institute at Copper Pines Boarding & Training Center
Our Therapy Dog Institute is designed to guide a dog owner from the initial idea of owning a therapy dog, through training and registration, even into setting up a new therapy dog program at their place of employment.
Training a therapy dog is an ongoing endeavor, with multiple levels of training spanning a year or more to reach registration. Continuing education after registration is an important component. Our Therapy Dog Career Training Plan is below.
Email us today to ask about registering, or where your dog starts in the process! Don’t have a dog yet? Email us about picking the right future therapy dog!
Therapy Dog Basics & Considerations Course – 2-3 Hours – $50.00
- Anyone Interested in Therapy Dogs or Training a Therapy Dog (dogs do not attend this class)
- Our Therapy Dog Basics & Considerations Course is an in-person or online class designed to give an overview of therapy dogs, and what you need to be aware of and consider if you want to own, train, or have visits from therapy dogs.
- This class takes place in person at our facility, or online via Zoom. Recordings of our classes are also available.
- This class is required for anyone interested in therapy dog classes through our facility.
Puppy Fundamentals 1 Course – 6 Weeks – $240.00 Puppies Under 6 Months of Age
Fundamentals 1 is a socialization course that meets once per week for 6 weeks. Each session will build on the prior week’s course, giving puppies and owners a wealth of information and skills related to leadership, puppy behavior, obedience, confidence building, wellness/first aid and of course, socialization with other puppies and humans in group play! Q&A time will end each session. This class meets the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy requirements!