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Therapy Dog Training Information

Much of the preparing your pooch for therapy work can be done by you. Socialization is key. Expose your dog to all kinds of different settings, noises, surfaces and people. Taking them to places like Home Depot, Home Goods, or Orvis (if permitted in your area) are great places for this. You pet may experience automatic doors, shopping carts, friendly strangers, etc.
Dog training classes are another good way to prepare for a future as a therapy dog. These classes should all be done using only positive reinforcement. These dog training facilities listed below have therapy dog courses or are aware of our organization and can guide you in therapy dog preparation.
Lancaster County…
  • Oscar’s Pet Resort, Lancaster, PA training information with Michelle Carroll or Kristina Ackerman.

Berks County…

Lebanon County…

  • Email Lauren Krall for Lebanon County pet therapy training programs.
  • For classes with Bev Lutz, Lebanon, call cell number – 717-507-5852.
  • PetSmart Therapy Dog Training – Lebanon, Contact: Lina Gonzalez – 717-273-8070

York County…

Carroll County, Westminster, MD