Before applying to the Edward Animal Assisted Therapy program, your dog should consistently perform the following commands. These should be accomplished with one command..."dog sit" and the dog puts his rear on the ground.
Training CommitmentSelect qualified applicants will be invited to have their dog's temperament tested. You will be notified of the next scheduled temperament testing by email. If you and your dog are selected to participate in our program, you will need to provide proof of current vaccinations. Handlers and their dogs will then attend a 2-day intensive training and certification course. Following the successful completion of your training and registration as a therapy dog team, handlers will be required to maintain a therapy dog registration, for insurance purposes, at the organization of their choice. There is a minimal annual fee to maintain your membership with a therapy dog organization.
By completing the following application, I understand the time and financial commitment involved with becoming an Edward certified dog/handler. I understand my services will be exclusive to Edward Hospital and Health Services. I also understand I am required to fulfill all of the veterinarian requirements outlined in the pet requirements. By submitting this application, I fully accept all the terms and conditions stated above.
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