Rescue Village is hosting a therapy dog training class beginning Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for those who would like their canine companion to work as a therapy dog.
Dogs must be screened by the trainer prior to the class. Screening will take place this Sunday June 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To make an appointment for screening, call Barbara Collins at 440.285.4679.
The six session class times will be assigned after screening. Options include: Saturdays at 10:00 a.m., Sundays at 10:00 a.m, and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The cost of the TDI class is $125 and registration is required prior to class date. At the completion of the class, dogs who are at least one year old or older will be tested to receive therapy dog certification.
Geauga Humane’s goal in hosting this class is to recruit graduates as Rescue Village volunteer ambassadors. Ambassador dogs and their handlers represent Rescue Village at community events, work with TLC Kids Camp, and visit classrooms with the Humane Educator.
Rescue Village Ambassadors are invaluable in helping Geauga Humane Society in promoting its mission.
Another Therapy Dog Session will be held in the fall with a screening on September 8 and classes beginning in October.
For more information, call 440-285-4629 or visit their website.