Therapy DogSmart, Effective Pathways
For Dogs that Will Volunteer and Work in the Community
Ready to be rewarded with the benefits of volunteering as a Therapy Dog Team in retirement homes, hospitals, schools, libraries, and beyond?
What if your dog provided unconditional love and social engagement in a retirement home?
What if your dog granted stress relief and a distraction from the pain in a hospital setting?
What if your dog facilitated learning, comfort and calmness in a school setting?
Carina came highly recommended. From the outset, her connection with our Goldie was instant and unwavering. Goldie was glad to see Carina every week. Carina was patient with us, making sure that we understood the training techniques, praising the things we did right (no treats however) and correcting the things we didn’t. Carina’s insights into doggie behaviour were helpful and the vault videos are invaluable. We learned a lot. Goldie is 7 months old and getting there. We intend to all take an advanced course with Carina in the new year. That is the best recommendation that I can give..
Carina brings a wealth of experience and energy! Super organized and responsive, she brings insight and structure to help you build consistent habits in your relationship with your doggy. It makes everything easier and more fun and clears the way for an enriched partnership with your furry best friend. Super helpful. Highly recommend if you are looking for concrete strategies to shape your dog’s behaviours.
Carina was wonderful to work with. Her approach to training was very effective. She is fun and flexible and really listens to your questions. My dog and I have a better relationship because of these classes.
Now I feel like I have tools to work with that I can use whenever I need! Thanks Carina!
With this program, you'll:
Confidently walk your dog through a school setting with a pep in your step.
Relax, knowing your dog will listen and won’t embarrass you.
Go into a hospital setting with your dog with the skills and tools to handle any situation.
Visit a retirement home knowing your dog will be predictable and easy to handle.
Be proud of your dog’s behaviour around family and friends.
Know that your dog is fully prepared to be a Therapy Dog.
Have a complete high-value program that you and your dog will love!
what is included?
1) One on One Private In person Consults
One-on-one private consultations in your home or neighbourhood will be personalized to you and your dog.
2) Over 85 Teaching Activities
These 5-minute games will teach your dog to be a world-class service dog in the home and beyond.
3) Fifteen Target Behaviours
The program includes these monthly topics: Calmness, Confidence, Play, Focus, Come, Stationing, Sit, Walking, Down, Retrieve, Stand, Wait, Spin, Bow, and Weave Walking.
4) Lifetime Access to PDF Files
Step-by-step plans that will make the games super easy to follow.
5) Video Demonstrations
Online resource portal containing self-serve how-to videos to help bring the games to life.
6) group support
Zoom Q & A’s to connect with the program’s Therapy Dog teams.
Fully capable and confident to pass a Therapy Dog Test.
8) Carina's Ongoing Support
You will have my ongoing support to answer any questions and cheer you on.
Curated list of fun exercise activities and park opportunities to explore with your dog to help tire them out physically – when your dog’s needs are met, you may find a happier dog to live with!
Enrichment material checklist
Essential checklist for a variety of food dispensing activities that will satiate your dog in a safe manner and may also save your furniture and shoes!
Learn how to evaluate your dog’s environment through my ‘Four Ds’ to keep them on the best track to success.
guide to greetings
Learn how to teach your young dog to be polite when meeting others. It is best to begin this early to prevent them from being an over-greeter!
PUblic etiquette outline
Navigate the unique situations therapy dogs present when out in public.
Learn how to tug and ‘drop’ with your dog to help facilitate learning, build motivation and have fun daily with your dog.
1:3 Off-leash guidelines
Secret method that will help your dog be amazing off leash so that your walks will be carefree.
Asks and Tells Evaluation
A series of simple questions and what to do to help them to keep progressing with their skills in public.
“I help young professionals and families with dogs that are out of control and reactive achieve a beautiful and peaceful partnership by:
- Immediately identifying and eliminating outburst scenarios.
- Customizing proven training techniques for your situation.
- Incorporating behaviour training into your every day lifestyle for quick and effective results…
So that you can enjoy life together again and feel proud of your dog’s behaviour.
Your success is my success.”
Click HERE for Carina’s resume.
Therapy dog Program
frustrating to fabulous
- Chaos leaving on a walk
- Pulls you like a freight train
- Lunging through doorways
- Constant sniffing while walking
- Ignores you off the leash
- Eats everything on sight
- Pestering while you relax or eat
- Sensitive to noises
- Panics when you leave
- Composed at the door
- Walks on a loose leash beside you
- Calmly exits the vehicle
- Stays focused when you need them to be
- Will come when called
- Leaves food that’s dropped
- Long quiet-down stays
- Recovers more easily
- Confidently waits if you walk away
book your discovery call now
→ Prerequisites HERE
→ Open to Greater Toronto Area residences only
→ Private one-on-one Consult to Target Behaviours
→ Weekly Video Tutorials
→ PDF Lesson Plans
→ Private Video Review & Feedback
→ Ability to Post Questions
→ Group Check-in Q & A
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