TRAIN YOUR OWN THERAPY DOG
Advice, Sessions And Continued Communication
In this program puppies or dogs are completely trained by their owners. Individuals learn how to train and adjust behaviour through sessions, correspondence and support with a Blue Ribbon certified trainer.
Communication includes, zoom calls, emails and in person sessions. Throughout the program trainers give owners advice, recommendations and guidance.
The goal is to work together with families so they can train a potential Therapy Dog.
Only at mature age will a dog be assessed for certification. Dogs will only be certified with Blue Ribbon Dog Training if they pass the standard criteria set out for every Blue Ribbon Therapy Dog. Assessments are always done in person and are a seperate cost to this program.
Total Program Cost - $500
This program completes after final in-person session
- Advice, tips and referral to reading material via email communication.
- Email feedback provided on progress training videos
- Demonstration videos and step by step hand outs
- Eight In Person Sessions
It may be necessary that individuals who are training their own dogs, renew this program as required to meet the goals of Blue Ribbon Therapy Dog certification.
Sessions are conducted in a variety of Melbourne suburbs however travel costs may occur dependant on location. Please get in contact to find out if your location is in a travel cost free suburb.
If you location incurs a travel cost, individuals or families are able to meet at one of my numerous locations with no travel fee.
Dogs will only be certified when successfully meeting all criteria and must go through one of Blue Ribbons Therapy Dog Programs. Assessment Cost $120
Upon Certification individuals receive a Therapy Dog Vest and ID Card.
Renewal assessment is mandatory every twelve months.
Note- Therapy dogs do not undergo the PAT. Please note the difference between an Assistance Dog and Therapy Dog.