This one day intensive training class for prospective therapy animal handlers is taught by NCTD instructors. The class features lecture and PowerPoint presentations, class discussion, role play, demonstration, and videos. It will cover topics such as therapy animal team registration requirements, different health care settings and populations, visiting tips and techniques, and managing stress and difficult situations.
NCTD sponsors the Handler's Class in the Baltimore-Washington area approximately four times each year. Early registration is appreciated.
The fee for this course includes a resource guide which will be distributed at the class.
This class is for potential volunteers and their pets who would like to prepare for therapy work.
This is the evaluation event for new therapy dog teams that have completed both the NCTD Handler's Class and the 6-week Therapy Dog Training Class.
Information regarding your assigned 20-minute evaluation period, paperwork required, items to bring, etc. will be provided separately.
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