Upcoming events

    • March 07, 2019
    • April 06, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    Register

    This class is for potential volunteers and their pets who would like to prepare for therapy work.

    Class Goals:

    • Get to know more about NCTD
    • Meet other NCTD volunteers, and learn from their visiting experiences
    • Become prepared for therapy visits
    • Get your pet exposed to hospital equipment
    • Improve control and communication with your pet
    • Practice team reaction to distractions
    • Practice with successful therapy animals
    • ... and much more!

    Prerequisites:

    • Dog must be at least 9 months old at start of class
    • A copy of a current rabies vaccination must be provided by the first day of class
    • Dogs must currently have reliable basic obedience skills:
      • Sit, Down, Stay on command
      • Walk on loose leash (no pulling handler, or dragging behind)
    • Dogs must have passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test sponsored by the American Kennel Club
    • Dogs may be pre-evaluated on the first day of class. If a dog does not pass the pre-evaluation, course costs will be refunded.

    Attendance Requirement:

    • Teams must attend 5 out of 6 classes to be eligible for evaluation
    • The sixth class is generally a "mall visit" to practice visiting skills in a public setting
    • Please do not sign up for a set of classes if you cannot commit to the schedule
    The 6th class (mall visit) may be a different day, time, and location from the other classes.

    All fees are non-refundable.
    • April 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Villages of Rockville, 9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
    Register

    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.

    • April 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • The Village at Rockville, 1st floor classroom, 9701 Veirs Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
    Register

    Board members are asked to submit their reports by e-mail on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

    When registering please indicate if you will be attending in person or calling in.

    Call in information will be distributed prior to the meeting.

    • April 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    Register

    The 21st Annual Paws in the Park dog walk and festival is a signature special event of the Montgomery County Humane Society, held in partnership with the City. One of the largest dog walks in the DC area, it raises funds to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County.

    The fun-filled afternoon includes a 1-mile walk for dogs and people, pet games, prizes, demos, rescue groups, a “flealess” market with pet-friendly vendors, food, music and more.

    Fun for the whole family, Paws in the Park helps hundreds of animals awaiting their forever homes. Proceeds support MCHS’s life-saving programs that protect and care for unwanted, abandoned and abused animals – everything from dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs, to reptiles, birds and others. Contributions make a difference in the animals’ lives as well as assist the people who love them. Programs include veterinary care, off-site adoption events, animal rescue, pet retention and pet bereavement workshops, foster homes, humane education, behavior advice, affordable spay/neuter, and a network of approximately 200 partnering rescue groups.


    • July 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • The Village at Rockville, 1st floor classroom, 9701 Veirs Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
    Register

    Board members are asked to submit their reports by e-mail on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

    When registering please indicate if you will be attending in person or calling in.

    Call in information will be distributed prior to the meeting.

    • October 26, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • The Village at Rockville, 1st floor classroom, 9701 Veirs Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
    Register

    Board members are asked to submit their reports by e-mail on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

    When registering please indicate if you will be attending in person or calling in.

    Call in information will be distributed prior to the meeting.

Past events

February 23, 2019 Handler's Class (Rockville, MD)
February 02, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (Rockville, MD)
November 03, 2018 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Columbia, MD)
October 27, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (Rockville, MD)
September 25, 2018 Therapy Dog Training Class (Columbia, MD)
September 08, 2018 Handler's Class (Columbia, MD)
August 11, 2018 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Rockville, MD)
July 28, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (Rockville, MD)
June 26, 2018 Therapy Dog Training Class (Gaithersburg, MD)
June 23, 2018 Handler's Class (Rockville, MD)
May 19, 2018 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Baltimore, MD)
April 28, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (Rockville, MD)
April 14, 2018 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Rockville, MD)
March 31, 2018 Therapy Dog Training Class (Baltimore, MD)
March 24, 2018 Handler's Class (Baltimore, MD)
February 28, 2018 Therapy Dog Training Class (Gaithersburg, MD)
February 17, 2018 Handler's Class (Rockville, MD)
January 20, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (Rockville, MD)
November 18, 2017 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Columbia, MD)
October 28, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting (Rockville, MD)
September 26, 2017 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Delaware)
September 16, 2017 Therapy Dog Training Class (Columbia, MD)
September 09, 2017 Handler's Class (Columbia, MD)
August 19, 2017 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Rockville, MD)
August 08, 2017 Therapy Dog Training Class (Delaware)
August 01, 2017 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Delaware)
July 22, 2017 Board Meeting (Rockville, MD)
July 05, 2017 Therapy Dog Training Class (Gaithersburg, MD)
July 01, 2017 Handler's Class (Rockville, MD)
May 13, 2017 Suzanne Clothier Seminar
April 22, 2017 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Rockville, MD)
March 01, 2017 Therapy Dog Training Class (Gaithersburg, MD)
February 25, 2017 Handler's Class (Rockville, MD)
February 11, 2017 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Rockville, MD)
December 08, 2016 Pause for Paws
November 12, 2016 Therapy Dog Team Evaluation (Columbia, MD)
November 03, 2016 American University Student De-Stressing Day
October 22, 2016 Therapy Dog Training Class - Mall Visit (Columbia, MD)
September 17, 2016 Therapy Dog Training Class (Columbia, MD)
September 10, 2016 Handler's Class (Columbia, MD)
May 07, 2016 Risë VanFleet Seminar

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