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This class meets for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings from July 19th through August 23rd.

The Therapy Dog Class is designed to help you become a certified therapy team with your dog through the organization Love on a Leash (LOAL). You will take 6 weeks of classes, gaining skills to work in the field, which can culminate in taking the LOAL Control Evaluation. You can learn more about the Love On A Leash Organization and the certifying process online.

Testing is optional at the end of the 6 weeks on Sat, Aug 25th (time TBA). Tests are given 4 times per year and you can test at any time if you feel you need more time to work on the training material.

To take this class your dog must be at least 1 year old, have been yours for at least 6 months, have passed a Basic Good Manners class (which does not necessarily have to have taken place at Pampered Pets) and be friendly to people and other dogs. Dogs who do therapy work must naturally love the attention of people. They enjoy petting and handling. They are physically calm and emotionally stable.

If you think your dog is ready to pass the LOAL Control Evaluation, and you do not wish to take the class, please contact the trainer for a private consult and evaluation.

Class cost: $175. Register online. LOAL testing is optional at the end of class and is $15 additional, payable on testing day.