Introduction to Therapy Dog Visits:  
Thinking about doing Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy with your dog at nursing
homes, hospitals, schools and more? Learn about this wonderful field and take a partial
pre-test with your dog to see if the two of you are candidates yet.
Instructor: Cherie Maitland  

OR Call to schedule a private session for $75

Preparing & Training for Therapy Dog Visits:  
After the group Introduction class or your own private research
or lesson,train your dog to pass your organizations Therapy Dog
requirements test. Learn more about what it takes for you to be
a good handler and Team Member! Desensitize your dog to
meeting lots of strangers, other dogs, being around wheelchairs,
loud noises etc . . .Take another pre-test/evaluation.
Instructor: Cherie Maitland

For more information on several of the organizations registering Therapy
dogs, visit their websites:

This is by no means an exhaustive list, though it can get you started.

Therapy Dog Classes & Info
Cherie visiting with her 14 year old
Border Collie mix - Pepper in 2010.
Registered Therapy Dog Pepper with
Lend A Heart. The following year she
passed the Delta Society - now Pet
Partners - test with her beloved dog
Bear.  Sa
cramento  2010
Instructor Cherie Maitland started visiting with her Therapy Dog
Pepper in 2009. She has since gone on visits with either Pepper,
Bear, Lilly or Miles to schools, library reading programs with kids,
retirement living communities and memory care units.

While she is not currently visiting with a Therapy dog, she has been
teaching people for many years to be the best they can be with
their furry partner on visits, and helps teams prepare for their test.