Therapy Dog Training | Advanced Canine Good Citizen
Therapy Dog Class & Advanced Canine Good Citizen Overview
This class is primarily to prepare dogs for their testing process to become a therapy dog. The Therapy Dog Training will also benefit a dog looking to further their obedience beyond Advanced Canine Good Citizen. At the end of the class, you and your dog should be well prepared to pass the CGCA / AKC Community Canine Test or Therapy Dog test of organizations in our area.
Previous training required: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced or equivalent obedience training.
Therapy Dog Training | Advanced Canine Good Class Schedule
|Start Date||#of Weeks||Day||Time||Cost||Description|
|May 11, 2022||5||Wednesday||7:30 pm||$225||Get your Pup Ready to Pass the Therapy Dog Test with Cheyenne|
Please ask to be placed on a waiting list if the class is full. We may be able to add another class offering based on demand.
Therapy Dog Training | Advanced Canine Good Citizen Class Price
|Therapy Dog Training Class @ K9U Chicago|
|One Dog & Handler||5 weeks||$225.00|
Therapy Dog Class & Advanced Canine Good Citizen Class Syllabus
- Review basic obedience cues
- Talk about what a Therapy Dog is and the differences between Therapy and Service Dogs
- Discuss gear
- Review test outline
- Cover potential organizations for Therapy Dogs
- Introduce play as a reward system. Fetch, Tug, & Drop
- Greeting people politely
- Heel with direction change and pace change in close proximity to people and dogs
- Introduce medical equipment (crutches, Walker, etc.)
- Down stay in close proximity to other dogs
- Recovery from startling (reaction to distraction)
- Leave it out of another person’s hand
- Leave it in heel
- Talk about advocacy while working
- Drop leash stay
- Threshold training- review of sit, stay or wait
- Cute tricks for interaction with patients, students, etc.
- Sit Pretty
- Practice test without treats
- Talk about arranging official testing
What Do We Need to Get Started with Training
- Be sure we have a profile for you and your pouch in our system by registering online.
- Upload vaccination records to your online profile.
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Meet Our Trainers
Cheyenne brings over five years experience as a Canine Good Citizen evaluator, an intuitive dog trainer and skilled interpreter of canine body language. Her work includes all dog breeds and temperaments with a speciality in training service and therapy dogs.
This hands-on approach provides her clients with a tailored set of personal communication skills that help to create a deeper bond with each dog. Cheyenne client’s gain a richer understanding of the lifestyle triggers that lead to unwanted behaviors such as dog-on-dog aggression, leash reactivity and separation anxiety.
At K9 University Chicago, Cheyenne will be training a variety of Obedience Group Classes ranging from Puppy Training to Advanced Intermediate Obedience Training. She will also be offering Canine Good Citizen Training, Private Sessions and Board & Train camps for all dog breeds and ages over 6-months.
Pablo is an established trainer and business founder of multiple dog care companies with specialties in training, boarding and canine nutrition.
As a participant in several highly regarded training seminars, Pablo enjoys working with all dog breeds including high energy dogs where he uses soft sports, such as Agility Training, to provide these active dogs with a positive way to focus their energy and modify unwanted behaviors. Along with his customized approach to training based on each dog’s individual needs, Pablo creates a unique comprehensive training environment for every client.
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Pablo offers Private Training and all levels of Group Obedience Training in Spanish. He is also very active with Board and Train camps providing Spanish commands for dogs as needed for those clients who prefer to speak Spanish at home.
Continuing Education for You And Your Pooch
As a member of your family and community, manners are just as important for your dog as it is for the kids! Dog Intermediate Obedience Training allows you to take your dog’s training as far as you desire! If your pooch has had the Basic Obedience Training, get him or her into the next level of mental and physical conditioning.