- Therapy dogs
The Teacher’s Pet preps dogs for a future as a therapy dog. Training ideally begins at 8 weeks of age through 6 months, however any age is fine.
What makes a dog a therapy dog?
Therapy animals are usually not service animals. They are only allowed in approved venues; generally in places that have a dog therapy program like: hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes. Their purpose is to provide opportunities for motivational, educational and/or recreational benefits to enhance a person’s quality of life. They often are credited with raising the spirits & helping in the healing process of individuals with which they interact. Therapy animals need to be impeccably behaved & do so in unusual settings like hospitals.