Schedule & Registration   

Therapy Dog Workshops

Group Classes or Private Lessons

Training_Classes/Fudge_at_hosptial.jpgInstructor: Elizabeth M. Simpson CPDT-KA

Workshops are practical, 1-hour events, each focused on a different topic related to volunteering as a Therapy Dog Team.

Therapy Dog Workshop:
How to Start Volunteering – 1-hour in-person group

Ever thought that you and your dog might become a Therapy Dog Team? Perhaps brightening the life of seniors in a care facility or children in the BC Children’s Hospital? This Therapy Dog Workshop is a single 1-hour class for you and your dog. The format will include presentation and discussion, together with answering your questions about the Therapy Dog process. In addition, there will be positive-reinforcement training towards one important therapy skill for you and your dog.

Typical group workshops: In person | 1 class | 60 minutes | 8 dog teams maximum
Typical private lessons: In person | 1 class | 60 minutes | 1 dog team maximum

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites, except that you think you and your dog have Therapy Dog potential.

Please equip your dog with a flat buckle collar, or front clip harness, and an approximately 6-foot leash. Collars, including pinch, choke, martingale, and shock, as well as retractable-leashes are not permitted.

Cancellations or Refunds: One-week notice prior to the date of the first group class/private lesson is required for cancellations or refunds. We are unable to provide refunds once group classes/private lessons have started. Dates and times of classes are subject to change.

Contact Us:

Call DOGSmart at 604 267-9500. For classes visit our website for more information, to check times and availability For other questions or private lessons please email the instructor