Places to take Therapy Dog In Training

Places to take Therapy Dog In Training

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Shery

Tappahannock, VA

#1 Nov 26, 2012
I need ideas for places to take my working dog who is in trianing to be a therapy dog to visit wounded warriors. We are almost finished with the training, but I would like to have places to take her to get her even more familiar with crowds, uniforms, loud noises, bright lights, etc. She has been around wheel chairs, crutches, motarized beds, bicycles, golf carts, etc., but I would like more training places.
I have a note to call the VFW and American Legion to attend a meeting. I also have a couple churches on my list. My husband is asking permission to visit his office at Dahlgren, but there are no uniforms.
Any ideas?

Since: May 10

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#2 Nov 26, 2012
Shery wrote:
I need ideas for places to take my working dog who is in trianing to be a therapy dog to visit wounded warriors. We are almost finished with the training, but I would like to have places to take her to get her even more familiar with crowds, uniforms, loud noises, bright lights, etc. She has been around wheel chairs, crutches, motarized beds, bicycles, golf carts, etc., but I would like more training places.
I have a note to call the VFW and American Legion to attend a meeting. I also have a couple churches on my list. My husband is asking permission to visit his office at Dahlgren, but there are no uniforms.
Any ideas?
Call the local schools and see if they are up for a visit.

Another idea - nursing homes and assisted living communities. If you know of someone that is a resident at one, or a friend that has someone at one you can visit that may help you get permission. When my parents were alive, visits from us with our dogs to them at the nursing home were always a big hit with other residents.

You may run into liability issues, but it's worth a try.
Shery

Tappahannock, VA

#3 Nov 26, 2012
Tim Curtin wrote:
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Call the local schools and see if they are up for a visit.
Another idea - nursing homes and assisted living communities. If you know of someone that is a resident at one, or a friend that has someone at one you can visit that may help you get permission. When my parents were alive, visits from us with our dogs to them at the nursing home were always a big hit with other residents.
You may run into liability issues, but it's worth a try.
I can't go to schools or health care facilities until Rosie gets her final certification. Right now I am just looking for volunteer groups for training.

Since: May 10

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#4 Nov 26, 2012
I understand. If that's the case, it might be worth a try to plug in with the local Rescue Squads, Fire Departments. Another thing you could try is various civic organizations that meet regularly. If you can come to an understanding on ground rules, you could bring Rosie to their meetings.
Shery

Tappahannock, VA

#5 Nov 26, 2012
Tim Curtin wrote:
I understand. If that's the case, it might be worth a try to plug in with the local Rescue Squads, Fire Departments. Another thing you could try is various civic organizations that meet regularly. If you can come to an understanding on ground rules, you could bring Rosie to their meetings.
Good idea. Thx
Larry

Kilmarnock, VA

#6 Nov 27, 2012
Shery wrote:
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Good idea. Thx
Topix did what it should do Thanks

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