Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club


Therapy Visits

Dogs are non-judgemental and giving beings who have a unique enthusiasm for life. They have an uncanny way of making us smile and feel better. Our registered therapy dogs regularly visit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, a local hospital and school, inviting all they meet to pet them, forget their troubles and feel loved for a little while. Our therapy work allows us to share our dogs with others in a manner which enriches the lives of all involved.

In order to properly prepare your dog for therapy visits with Clever Canines, you and your dog will need to successfully complete the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Test. (Alliance of Therapy Dogs, formerly Therapy Dogs Incorporated, is a national therapy dog team registry) Both of these tests will document that your dog has basic obedience skills, an appropriate level of responsiveness to you and would behave politely and calmly in a variety of situations.


THE FIVE STEPS TO BECOMING A MEMBER OF
THE CLEVER CANINES THERAPY TEAM
:



1

Pass the AKC CGC Test

2

Pass the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Test

3

Go on at least three observed therapy dog visits

4

Register with Alliance of Therapy Dogs to obtain your member number
and your dog's member number

5

 At the successful completion of your three observed
visits you will be invited to join the Clever Canines
Therapy Team. You may begin therapy visits with us as
soon as you & your dog receive your member number from
Alliance of Therapy Dogs. 

(contact 
julie@clevercaninesinfo.com for
times of and directions to Clever Canines' Therapy visits)


******THERE IS NEVER A FEE PAID TO CLEVER CANINES TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR THERAPY VISITS*****

(We simply ask that you purchase an Alliance of Therapy Dogs vest for your dog and a CGC patch to sew onto that vest.  Please note that Alliance of Therapy Dogs does not require your dog to take and
pass the AKC CGC test to become a registered therapy dog)

If this sounds like something you would like to add to your spare time activities, we would be glad to help you work toward completion of these tests. Please contact us at julie@clevercaninesinfo.com more information.

 


Therapy Teams in Action



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