Training a therapy dog is an enjoyable experience with College for Pets. We work closely with you from start to finish to make sure that you and your new partner kindle the best relationship possible.MIKE ROBERTSON, OWNER
Your dog will learn the following items in preparation for the Therapy Dog test:
Therapy dogs provide comfort, happiness and healing to children and adults. A wet nose and a furry head can brighten a person’s day.
A Therapy Dog is trained to provide affection and comfort to people in need. They work in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, mental institutions and schools.
Therapy dog training begins with the Canine Good Citizen certificate. Once your dog has earned his CGC certificate, therapy dogs are then trained on the specific requirements for the Therapy Dog Test.
Helping Paws is a pet therapy group run by White Mountain College for Pets. Any certified alumni of our Therapy Dog program is eligible to join. We arrange visits with local facilities and provide continuing training opportunities to our members.
Contact us if interested in joining.
The 10 items your dog will learn:
The Canine Good Citizen training was started in 1989 by the American Kennel Club. CGC is a certification program designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners. It focuses on developing good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will receive an official certificate from the American Kennel Club.
White Mountain College for Pets takes the CGC skills to a higher level by incorporating walks on a busy town sidewalk.
"It has changed everything! Our house is calmer and our walks are a pleasure. Honestly, I wish we did this a long time ago!"
"The facility was clean, smelled nice, was organized and comfortable for both myself and my pup. I give another 5 stars."
I know I couldn’t have done it by myself and I owe it all to Mike at White Mountain College for Pets and thank him for the help he has given to my dog and me... I couldn’t be more happy that I decided to go there.
I honestly can't believe the change in such a short space of time and am so so proud of her and so thankful to you Karen for making life with our dogs even more enjoyable.
Today, Finn has readjusted to the household! He still is full of it, but he is a puppy! I am consistent in using the training Mike showed me and our house is happy again!
We now have a safer home, a safer and happier dog, and we are much more knowledgeable owners. The private sessions even gave us the confidence to continue training on our own, and Mike is only an email away.
If your dog already possesses the 10 skills covered in the Canine Good Citizen Class, then no, they need not attend. We can administer the CGC test at any time.
Any certified alumni of our Therapy Dog program is eligible to join. We arrange visits with local facilities and provide continuing training opportunities to our members.
White Mountain College for Pet’s services include: dog obedience training, service dog training, assistance dog training, therapy dog training, puppy training classes, cat behavior training and classes, dog boarding and training, and psychiatric service dog training.