Reading with Rover is a therapy dog program which started out as a community-based literacy program volunteering in the schools and libraries of the Puget Sound area. They now offer the comfort of our therapy dogs at local hospitals, assisting living homes, rehabilitation facilities and are very popular college stress relievers! Visit www.readingwithrover.org for more info.
Instructor Diana Trupiano has owned and trained dogs all her life. For the past 15 years she has been an active member of Reading with Rover children’s literacy charity. She currently holds the positions of volunteer, event coordinator, team evaluator, team protocol mentor, therapy team evaluator and therapy prep instructor.
Animal Therapy Team Prep
Reading with Rover
Adults and Youth 12+*
This class will help prepare you and your dog to successfully take the Reading with Rover therapy test. Once you have passed the test, you will become a registered therapy team. Our teams volunteer in schools, nursing homes, hospitals (hospital and hospice visits require additional training).
Dogs must have basic obedience skills. In the class we will practice each test exercise using role play. Teams will receive coaching, as needed, to help pass the test, and to use in future visit situations. No aggressive dogs are allowed in class.
Bring to class: Blanket, treat pouch, treats.
Min 4/Max 10
Wed | Oct 3-17 | 7-9:00pm | $150** per dog
*Youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
**Fee is per student. Additional $15-45 for treat pouches, leashes, training collars.