OKLAHOMA CITY OBEDIENCE TRAINING CLUB
All dogs must be current on vaccinations. Classes and schedules are subject to change due to weather, lack of enrollment, and at the direction of the instructor. Dogs coming from other training facilitye for obedience classes will be evaluated by the Training Director for enrollment in the proper class
Therapy Dog Program
The objective of the Therapy Dog Program is to provide trained therapy dogs for organizations that would like to have dogs visit. These organizations include (but are not limited to): hospitals, schools, nursing homes, shelters (children or battered women as examples), or even hospice programs. Therapy dogs have also provided relief for the workers after the 1995 bombing and the 1999 May tornado.
This class provides an introduction to therapy dog work. We discuss hospital etiquette/rules as well as what is required of the handler and dog from Therapy Dog International (TDI). We discuss the many facets of therapy dog work, what one can expect in this type of volunteer activity. We share past experiences with the classes. Students are given hospital orientation for the 3 hospitals that help sponsor the program with OCOTC, however, students are free to go anywhere they wish for visitation (contacts for various programs are given during the class).
Actual testing for potential new therapy dogs is usually given on the 3rd week of class by a certified TDI evaluator. A manual is provided to each student that includes a copy of what will be on the therapy dog test.PRE-REQUISITES:
Dogs must be at least 1 year old to be tested for therapy dog work.
Dogs must have received obedience training and graduated from OCOTC's Novice Class.
For additional information see current schedule, or contact:
Click Here For Offline Registration Form Please print, complete, and mail to:
Attn: Lori Baer
6629 NW 23rd
Bethany, OK 73008