This class will teach your dog everything he/she needs to earn to be a Therapy dog. Similar to our Canine Good Citizen class, the Therapy dog class teaches your dog basic commands and how to stay calm and except strangers politely. This certification allows your dog to be an emotional support for people in need in places such as hospitals and nursing homes.

“The therapy dog movement is based on the human – animal bond; the affection that dogs have for people and that people have for dogs. A therapy dog can be any size, body shape, breed, mixture of breeds, color, coat type, or sex. The assistance may be emotional: by showing the person being visited that he is loved and lovable. The person being visited may smile, cry, hug the dog, pet the dog, or laugh while the dog performs tricks.

The help might also be physical: encouraging a stroke victim to move an arm by petting the dog or throwing a ball for the dog. Any help the therapy dog provides is based upon the relationship – the bond – people and dogs have shared for thousands of years.”

From “Love on a Leash”, by Liz Palika (2013)

$55 ACS adopters and $65 for non-ACS adopters

Class: Saturdays, 8/5 to 8/26. A four week class from Noon -1:00.

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Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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This class will teach your dog everything he/she needs to earn to be a Therapy dog. Similar to our Canine Good Citizen class, the Therapy dog class teaches your dog basic commands and how to[...]
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This class is designed for the dog owner or shelter worker who is interested in learning more about working with dogs that have fear issues. Learn why dogs might be afraid of objects, people, or[...]
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Join local bands, bring your pups and kids, folding chairs and blankets, while you sample the homemade beer brewed around the region. For those of you that prefer wine we will have that too. There[...]
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
8:30 am
Canine Body Language 10/21/2017 8:30-3:30 – $80.00-Group Discounts Available

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Animal Care Sanctuary

353 Sanctuary Hill Ln,
East Smithfield, PA 18817
Phone: 570-596-2200
Fax: 570-596-2222

Adoption Hours

Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment only
Clinic Phone: 570-596-2270

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ACS Wellsboro

11765 US-6,
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Phone: 570-724-3687
Fax: 570-724-8116

Veterinary Clinic Hours

Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
by appointment only
Clinic Phone: 570-724-3687

Behavior Hotlines

Dog Behavior HOTLINE
570-596-2270 x118
Dog Surrender HOTLINE
570-596-2200 x125
Email
behavior@animalcaresanctuary.org

Cat Surrender HOTLINE
570-596-2200 Option 5
Email
eblade@animalcaresanctuary.org

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