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--Therapy DOG Skills*

Tue, Mar 26, 2024, 1:30 PM CDT – Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 1:30 PM CDT
Ideal DOG Training Center, 372 S. Koeller St, Oshkosh, WI, USA Map
In this fun 4 week class you and your dog will be introduced to cues and skills needed
to become a great therapy dog team. This class is for dogs 1 year of age who have completed a Basic and Advanced Manners/ CGC class or equivalent. Ask about joining if your dog has not completed these classes, we do make exceptions. Dogs must be outgoing, social with all people and children and free from issue with other dogs. Please do not register if your dog is not social with all people or is shy. This class does not certify you as a therapy dog team. Teams who successfully complete all 4 weeks are guided to begin Therapy Dog Testing through Alliance of Therapy Dogs if appropriate. Testing is separate of class/training.

Loose Leash Walking- with distractions
Polite Greetings- Evaluate dog’s response to prolonged attention from strangers-Dogs must be free from shy/fearful or reactive/aggressive behavior
Sit, Down and Stand Stay Place/Settle
Positive exposure to mobility equipment
Leave it- used for food, dropped items, other dogs etc.
Paws up, “say hi”, back up, off
Handler Skills: understanding dog body language and stress signals
Upon completion dogs and handlers will have a good understanding of the skills needed to be prepared to explore Therapy Dog opportunities. The final class session dogs who graduate visit patrons in the community!



Kelly Butkiewicz, CPDT-KA, CVT

CVT, Certified Professional Dog Trainer

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Ideal DOG Training Center, 372 S. Koeller St, Oshkosh, WI, USA


  • Therapy/CGC
Age Groups
  • All