Schedule of Events for 2018

 

 Event Name Date Time Event Description
 Therapy Dog/Advanced Basics Classes Sit and Stay Dog Training offers Therapy Dog/Advanced Basics classes in Hoboken and Nutley, NJ.  

The classes are taught by Joana Watsky who has been a Dog Trainer, Behavioral Counselor and Therapy Dog evaluator/volunteer for over 16 years.  
Joana's classes utilize positive reinforcement methods.  

Contact Joana for 2017 enrollment at:
Phone: 201-933-3369

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 Therapy Dog & CGC Classes and
Make Sit Happen, LLC
On-going all year round in Hillsborough, NJ!

The class is 5 weeks of instruction (plus an additional week for the test) to prepare you and your dog to take both the Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dog test as well as the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. 
This class assumes that you already have achieved a certain amount of reliability with Basic Obedience commands. 
We will improve your dogs skills with those commands as well as get your dog familiar with wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and different people, noises, etc. 
We also explain what you can expect on Therapy Visits, how to get started, and anything else you can think to ask!  Week #6 will be the actual tests - and test dates will be determined with classs participants before scheduling.
 
Contact Gail Kulur @: MakeSitHappen2@aol.com , or call 908-359-9228 or visit www.MakeSitHappen.com to get more information and to get started right away!
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 Best Paws Forward Dog Training (Medina, Ohio)

Best Paws Forward 

744 Ryan Road

Medina, OH  44256


Beset Paws Forward is dedicated to providing the entire family a positive dog training experience.  Regardless of what your area of interest, we have a program for you.  We offer a wide selection of courses ranging from Basic Obedience to Therapy  and Disaster Relief Therapy to K-9 Search and Rescue, and if you think you and your four legged friend may need extra help, ask about our FREE class repeat policy. 

 

For your 4H, Boy Scout, Girl Scout or other group needs, we will be happy to provide a free demonstration on Dog Training.  We also offer special group rates for 4H projects, etc. for Obedience Training, Agility, and Rally-O or we can custom design a program to suit your needs and meet your time schedules.  If you have a special needs dog or specific concerns and issues with your dog, we offer private lessons both in home and on site, just call or Email and ask!

 

So if you are looking for a family friendly environment to learn WITH your dog, you have come to the right place.  Spend a little time with us here today and contact us with any questions.  We are always here for you 24/7.


Contact: Marty Warchola

Email: marty@bpfdt.com

Phone: 330-275-DOGS (3647)

Website: www.bestpawsforwarddogtraining.com

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 Therapy Dog Classes and Testing
Bayshore Companion Dog Club
17 Lewis Street
Eatontown, NJ

Therapy dog classes are 7 week courses that start every 8 weeks and certification test is offered at the end of the session for those teams who are ready to test.  

For exact dates and times, please go to bayshoredogclub.org and check the class schedule prompt.

 On-Going Therapy/CGC Training and Testing
Canines Can Do, LLC.
Ridegewood and Hawthrone, NJ
Private in-home lessons offered as well!

Evaluator: Dorice Stancer, MBA CPDT-KA
Classes assumes your dog knows basic obedience. Learn the ins and outs of therapy work. We acclimate your dog to the equipment and scenarios we typically encounter on visits. We pay special attention to privacy issues, initiating conversation and social contexts, visiting those with special needs, and more. 

Optional Therapy Dog Test given on the last day of class for an additional fee.

Email: caninescando@me.com
Phone: 201-323-2514  

Dorice is the captain of the Camp Dream Street Therapy Dog Team which is part of Camp Dream Street (a program of Columbia Presbyterian and Hackensack University Medical Center).


 Therapy Dog Training Classes and Testing
The Doggie Clubhouse

355 Warwick Turnpike

Hewitt, NJ  07421 (West Milford, NJ)


Ongoing going - all year - both day and evening classes available!

 

Contact: Dory Kowal, CPDT

Email: dorykowal@optimum.net 

Phone: 973-853-7730

 

 

Class Description

The objective of our 6 week course is to prepare you and your dog to visit facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community centers, schools and hospitals. Topics covered are Basic Behavior required at a facility, Facility Protocols, Working Dog Guidelines, Socialization Skills, working with Medical Equipment and certifying you and your dog as a Therapy Team.

 

Let us prepare you and your dog with all of the necessary training to become a CERTIFIED THERAPY TEAM!

 

Our purpose is to help owners and handlers of well-behaved dogs share the special love their dogs give to them with others that are less fortunate. Not all dogs possess the very special temperament that is necessary for he/she to become a therapy dog. However, if your dog has this potential, we can help you unlock and develop it. We all work with our dogs in Pet Therapy and have for a long time. We understand how strong your love and bond can be with your own dog and the unequaled pleasure that comes from volunteering with your dog as a team to help others. We want to help you get started and we want to help you succeed. We remember what it was like. We know - you've been meaning to check it out and find out what you'll need to do and you know you're so far away from your goal why even think about it now? Because you're probably not as far away as you think. We'll help you organize for the testing. We'll help you with training, if necessary. We'll make taking the test effortless. We'll help guide you to places to work with your dog. Don't procrastinate any longer. Enroll today! You and your dog are needed out there!

 

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."


 On-Going Therapy Dog Classes

My Dogs Got Class

Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital - lower level

830 Rte 202/206

Bridgewater, NJ 08807


Contact Anita Quinn at NJDogCoach@aol.com or info@mydogsgotclass.com with any questions or concerns.

Phone: (917) 414-6963 or (908) 334-1043 


Class Description:

Have you always wanted to know how you and your dog could become a volunteer therapy team, but never knew where to start? Does your well-mannered dog love strangers? Do you like to volunteer your time and make people smile? Do you want to share your love for dogs and your dog’s love with like-minded people who don’t have that opportunity? Then you are a Therapy Dog team in the making.


This is a 6-week class held at My Dogs Got Class in Bridgewater, just minutes from the Bridgewater Mall. And is taught by Bright & Beautiful Certified Therapy Dog Evaluator Anita Quinn. Anita will help you prepare to become a certified therapy dog team. You will review behaviors that will help you move your dog forward in therapy dog training.


The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog Test will be held on a Sunday after the 6th week. 
Before taking this class, students should have successfully completed a Basic Obedience class. Prospective students also can attend our Therapy Dog Seminar to learn more about pet therapy and the preparation classes.


Click here to see our current schedule and to sign up today! 

https://www.mydogsgotclass.com/pet-therapy-prep

 


 Epps Dog Training

Private, in home, sessions serving Wantage, (Sussex County) and surrounding areas of Northern New Jersey as well as Orange County in New York State.

We will come to your home and deal with ANY of your dogs issues including:
Leash Walking, Excessive Barking, Jumping, Separation Anxiety, Potty Training, Aggression (People or Other Dogs), Mouthing and Nipping, Fearful Anxiety, Crate Training, Puppy Manners, Basic Obedience, Behavior Modification, Extremely Excitable Dogs and more!!!!

Group classes held in Wantage (Sussex CountyNew Jersey
New Milford-Warwick 
New York


Class Descriptions:

Puppy Playtime/Trick Class: For all breeds/Ages 3 months to 2 years or any dogs whom have been "Grandfathered in" . Teach your pups fun tricks to perform....then let them off leash to play and socialize with other pups. It is imperative that dogs learn proper manners around other dogs at an early age. This can be helpful as they grow and encounter strange dogs. Pups that have displayed aggression towards other dogs are kindly asked to set up a private appointment with me and not take this class. 


Puppy Class/Basic Obedience 101: For all breeds/Ages 3 months to 2 years. Instruction on housebreaking and crate training, the importance of socialization, dealing with unwanted puppy behaviors such as jumping, chewing & nipping, & introduction to simple commands such as come, sit, stay, leash manners & much more!

Come to me and Walk this way: For all breeds/ Ages 6 months and up. The next level for dogs that have taken puppy classes or basic obedience 101. We will continue education for your dogs by fine tuning already known skills and master two things that each dog owner needs most! Recall, the "come" or "here" command will be our focus in distracted environments. This could save their lives someday. We will also master walking on leash around distractions and other dogs, get your walking partner under control. 

Agility 1: Beginner: Intro to jumps, weave poles, tunnels, tire, & more!


AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC): This class will prep your dogs and help them to pass the CGC test. It will include, walking your dog through crowds, sit/down/and stay on your command. Accepting friendly strangers (people and other dogs) . We will teach your dog to sit while being pet by a stranger. Come when called. How to react when you walk away from them. We will make your dog a model citizen, and help them to earn a "CGC" title awarded from The American Kennel Club (AKC) .

AKC Community Canine ( Advanced Canine Good Citizen): This class is for dogs who have passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program. The dogs that pass the Community Test will earn a "CGCA" title. This class prepares your dog to perform for you in real situations like classes and your community with real distractions.  They are taught to focus on you no matter what is going on around them.

Therapy Dog Preparation Class: This class is strictly geared toward teaching your dog the skills they will need to pass a Therapy Dog Test. They will need to show obedience towards their handlers commands, no aggression towards other prospective therapy dogs or people, and calmness in a simulated hospital setting. Specific drills and socialization will be exercised in each session. Once they are ready to be tested the dog must be 1 year of age and must have lived with their handler for at least 6 months.


*Click here to check out his classes! https://eppsdogtraining.com/classes

Questions? Call James Lee Epperly at 973-903-8557.

 Therapy dog testing and CGC (Rockaway, NJ) January, 06, (Sat), 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Paws-itive Pet Experience
144 Beach Street
Building 5, Second Floor
Rockaway, NJ  07866


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!

 Therapy Dog Test Preparation Class (New Milford, NY) January, 17, (Wed), 2018 6:30 P.M. Jockey Hollow Veterinary Practice
3 Jockey Hollow Road
New Milford, NY  70959

This class is strictly gear toward teaching your dog skills they will need to pass a Therapy Dog Test. They will need to show obedience towards their handlers commands, no aggression towards other prospective therapy dogs or people, and calmness in a simulated hospital setting. Specific drills and socialization will be exercised in each session. Once they are ready be tested the dog must be 1 year of age and must have lived with their handler for at least 6 months. 
 
Classes start Wednesday, January 17, 2018 until Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (6 Week Course)
No Class Valentine's Day: February 14, 2018. 

Cost: $185
Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations required!

6 Student Maximum! Register today!


Questions? Call James Lee Epperly at 973-903-8557.

 Therapy Dog Testing February, 04, (Sun), 2018 10am-2pm
First Dog Training Club of Northern NJ
41 Bergenline Avenue
Westwood, NJ  07675
201-722-0001


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!

 Therapy Dog Certification and CGC Testing February, 13, (Tue), 2018 Ramapo Kennel Club
VFW Post #8096
69 Carey Avenue
Butler, NJ 07405

Contact Elaine Barone at 973-492-1876 to schedule for a test! 

How can I get ready for the test? Click here to check out the test! http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

 

What should I bring to the test?

- A 4' lead/leash. If you don't have one, we'll provide one

- Make sure your dog wears one of our approved collars (buckle, choker, martingale). If your dog needs a different collar otherwise, let us know when you call!

- A paper copy of your dogs rabies certificate - NOT the tag please!

- $20 testing fee in cash or check. CGC fee is an additional $15. 

 

Good Luck!!



 Therapy Dog Test Preparation Class (Branchville, NJ) March, 05, (Mon), 2018 6:00pm Bently Assisted Living at Branchville
3 Phillips Road
Branchville, NJ  07826

This class is strictly gear toward teaching your dog skills they will need to pass a Therapy Dog Test. They will need to show obedience towards their handlers commands, no aggression towards other prospective therapy dogs or people, and calmness in a simulated hospital setting. Specific drills and socialization will be exercised in each session. Once they are ready be tested the dog must be 1 year of age and must have lived with their handler for at least 6 months. 
 
Classes start Monday, March 5, 2018 until Monday, April 9, 2018 (6 Week Course)

Cost: $185
Rabies vaccination required!

6 Student Maximum! Register today!


Questions? Call James Lee Epperly at 973-903-8557.

 Therapy Dog Testing and CGC (Florham Park, NJ) March, 25, (Sun), 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cheshire Home
9 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ  07932
973-966-1232
www.cheshirehome.org

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!


 Therapy Dog Testing and CGC (Staten Island, NY) April, 22, (Sun), 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Staten Island Companion Dog Club
75 Ellis Street
Staten Island, NY  10307


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!

 Therapy Dog Testing and CGC (Rockaway, NJ) May, 05, (Sat), 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Paws-itive Pet Experience
144 Beach Street
Building 5, Second Floor
Rockaway, NJ  07866


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!

 Therapy Dog Testing and CGC (Florham Park, NJ) June, 10, (Sun), 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Cheshire Home
9 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ  07932
973-966-1232
www.cheshirehome.org



PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!


 Therapy Dog Testing (Westwood, NJ) July, 15, (Sun), 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm


First Dog Training Club of Northern NJ
41 Bergenline Avenue
Westwood, NJ  07675
201-722-0001


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!


 Therapy Dog Test and CGC (Staten Island, NY) August, 04, (Sat), 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Staten Island Companion Dog Club
75 Ellis Street
Staten Island, NY  10307


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test.

Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months.

Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
  • A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
  • The $20 test fee in cash or check.
  • Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
  • A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!

 Therapy Dog Testing and CGC October, 14, (Sun), 2018 1pm-4pm Therapy Dog Test and AKC CGC  
Cheshire Home
9 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
www.cheshirehome
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test

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Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months

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Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
The $20 test fee in cash or check.
Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!

 Therapy Dog Testing November, 04, (Sun), 2018 10am-2pm Therapy Dog Test
First Dog Training Club of Northern NJ
41 Bergenline Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675

Pre-registration required call 1-888-pet-5770PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 888-738-5770 to schedule an appointment for the test

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Your dog must be at least one year old and has lived with you for at least 6 months

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Review the actual test we give you and your dog online: http://golden-dogs.org/test.cfm

Make sure you have:
A paper copy of the dog’s rabies certificate (not the tag).
The $20 test fee in cash or check.
Approved equipment: Choker, buckle or martingale collars or front clip training harnesses only.
A 4 foot lead (if you don't have one, we'll provide one!)

Good Luck!!

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