Schedule of Events for 2017


 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 @: , or call 908-359-9228 or visit 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


Phone: 330-275-DOGS (3647)


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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 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.

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


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 or 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!


 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 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!


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!!

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