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DELTA THERAPY DOGS ASSESSMENT PREPARATION

Gaining accreditation through the Delta Society for you and your dog to become a Delta Therapy Dogs Team is rewarding for you, your dog and the  people you visit.

Assessments at held regularly in Sydney. See the Delta Society Australia website for detailed information, the assessment video and upcoming dates.

     TO BECOME A THERAPY DOGS TEAM:

*  Dogs must be over 18 months of age

*  Dogs need to be checked by your veterinarian

*  You and your dog need to pass the Delta Therapy Dogs Assessment

ASSESSMENT PREPARATION:

In order to pass the assessment you and your dog must be able to demonstrate good teamwork. eg

*  a strong bond between handler and dog - ie the dog is responsive to the handlers requests

*  the ability of the handler to read the dog's body language, ie to tell when the dog may be stressed or uncomfortable

*  a well-socialised dog, that actively seeks out people

*  a calm, stable personality that can handle the unexpected, such as loud noises, a patient yelling or rough, clumsy petting

*  a dog that is under the handler's control at all times, even in the face of distractions

The skills assessment will include:

Controlled Walk; Accepting Friendly Stranger & Sitting Politely For Stroking; Held By A Stranger/Owner Out Of Sight; Leave An Item;Take Food Gently; Release Dog And Recall From A Minimum Of 5 Metres; Reaction To Another Dog In Close Proximity;Staggering And Gesturing Individual; Angry Yelling; Crowded Or Patted In A Group; Being Bumped From Behind 

We can help you prepare for the Assessment, whether it be polishing behaviours or starting from scratch.

We offer either small group 4 week classes or individual coaching dependent on your needs and skill level.

 

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Contact Alex on 0411 408 051 or alex@poochprofessionals.com.au