What is a Therapy Dog?
Price: $2,095 *Therapy dog training is based on your dog’s abilities.
A therapy dog is a dog that performs a service for other people. Typical therapy dog tasks are going to nursing homes or hospitals to cheer people up. For your dog to qualify, he/she must be friendly with strangers, and with training, be able to work around a high level of distraction and to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc.
This package includes:
- 7 Private one-on-one sessions
- 8 months of group dog training in the community
- Therapy bandana, certification and ID Cards
- An exclusive directory of therapy events and locations for you to donate your time
- Practice testing for the Intermountain Therapy Test, now or in the future (if desired)
We will also teach the following specialty commands:
- Walk with you (no more pulling)
- Sit (next to you)
- Sit (off leash, at a distance)
- Down (next to you)
- Down (off leash, at a distance)
- Quiet (stop barking and whining)
- Load up in the Car
- No Jumping (on people)
- Make a friend
- Personalized greeting (high five, shake, hug, etc.)
Benefits of Denver Therapy Dog Training
Research shows that therapy dogs can have a positive effect on a patient’s mood, stress, and pain levels during facility stays. Children, in particular, respond positively to therapy dogs. They are more motivated to participate in treatments, feel optimistic about the future, and experience an overall sense of calm when a certified therapy dog is present.
We have programs for all types of therapy!
Dog Training Elite Denver Therapy Dog Certification
Therapy dogs can promote social interaction between individuals within communities that may not otherwise experience socialization typically, particularly in autism and mental health communities. Therapy dogs offer unconditional love, non-judgmental interaction, reduce stress, anxiety, and loneliness and provide an overall positive distraction to ailments. Along with these, here are some more benefits of therapy
dog training in Denver
- Lower Pain Levels
- Provide Comfort
- Decrease in Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
- Promote Healing
- Increase Overall Optimism
- Ease Loneliness
Call Dog Training Elite Denver today to learn more about our Therapy Dog Training services!
Wondering if we have therapy dog training services near you?
Our processes allow for us to easily complete our therapy dog training certification near you! At Dog Training Elite Denver, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!
- Cherry Creek
- Commerce City
- Douglas County
- Green Valley Ranch
- Greenwood Village
- Highlands Ranch
- Jefferson County
- Lone Tree