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Therapy Dog Pre-Screenings


Become a certified therapy dog team!  

In the upcoming Sept/Oct session, PCOTC is offering a therapy dog certification preparation class with instructor, George Berger.

Through fine-tuning of various obedience skills, human-dog interactions, and challenging role-playing, the six-week course will provide solid preparation for final evaluation and testing. Weekly, one-hour classes will be held on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.  

Therapy dog visits are a proven tool in helping healing, improving emotional well-being, easing stress, and aiding learning. For those who volunteer with their dogs, it is often the most gratifying experience of their lives.

To be an effective therapy dog team, you must be a compassionate, understanding human being;  your companion must be an obedient, calm, people-loving dog, and at least 18 months old.

The work is important. You’ll feel it the moment you begin.

Free aptitude screenings – each lasting about 20 minutes - will be on:

Saturday, August 18, 2:30-8:30 p.m.

To schedule a screening, please e-mail George at

Those handler/dog teams that seem appropriate for therapy dog work will be invited to register for our class which begins on Sept 11.

Later Event: August 30
Club Meeting