Visit nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is the oldest and largest Therapy Dog organization in the United States.
Therapy Dog must have an outstanding temperament. This means that the dog should be outgoing and friendly to all people; men, women, and children. The dog should be tolerant of other dogs (of both genders) and non-aggressive toward other pets. Before you consider having your dog evaluated, you should ask yourself if your dog has these qualities.
To belong to Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) all dogs must be tested and evaluated by a Certified TDI Evaluator. A dog must be a minimum of one (1) year of age and have a sound temperament. Each dog must pass a TDI temperament evaluation for suitability to become a Therapy Dog. The test will also include the evaluation of the dog’s behavior around people with the use of some type of service equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.).
Bring quality of life through animal contact. Animals can offer physiological, physical, social and behavioral benefits to others.
For puppies 10 - 20 weeks old or new owners with small dogs
AKC STAR Puppy
The first step to an AKC approved canine. Upon completion of this class you will receive a certificate and/or title.
This class gives you a little extra time to help your puppy prepare for Basic Obedience class
For dogs 4 months and older. Improve on loose leash healing, come when called, sit, down and stays.
Canine Good Citizen
This class is to prepare dogs and handlers to take and successfully pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.
Therapy Dog Test Prep
This class is to prepare dogs and handlers to take and successfully pass the Therapy Dog International certification.
Therapy Dog's International group qualification evaluations
The perfect class to practice all levels of obedience. Enhances focus, loose leash or off leash healing, recall, sits and downs
Tasked Based Program. Must have facility approval
Would you like to take your dog out and about and be more confident he or she will be well mannered but still fun to be around?
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Terms & Conditions: Sub-Contracted Instructor policies: Full refund on classes if cancelled within 48 hours of start date, no refund once class has started, make up classes are available. Sub-Contractors are responsible for all refunds. Sub-Contractor students will adhere to the Policies of Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center, which follows the American Kennel Club's Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge. Please remember to bring waste disposal bags and pick up after your pup. Above Sub-Contractor and Paws-Abilities LLC is not responsible for any actions of the dogs, it's owners, personal injury or property damage.
In business since 1988, Paws-Abilities
has close to 100 years of combined experience and is the only facility of its kind in the entire country.
We provide excellent dog training courses and classwork. We have been recognized by the Madigan Army Medical Center and Veterans Administration for our work with owner-trained dog services.
We offer FREE consultations. You'll get FREE Wi-Fi while you are at the facility and even FREE coffee and popcorn.