Beginning and Advanced Therapy Dog Workshops have been scheduled for Saturday, March 27th and Saturday, April 17th, in Northampton Massachusetts. Cynthia Hinckley, who was kind enough to write the therapy dog article for Fido loves, will be your instructor. I personally know Cynthia, she is a fantastic resource for therapy dog training and will make the trip out to Northampton well worthwhile.
What makes a good therapy dog? Clearly, not every dog can be a therapy dog….. Sometimes, even the friendliest family pet doesn’t pass an evaluation to qualify for the job. So, what does one look for in a therapy dog? Your dog shows potential for becoming a therapy dog if you can answer NO to this question: Has your dog ever shown aggression toward a person of any age? And, YES to this question: Is your dog completely predictable?