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Reading with Rover: Therapy Dogs

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- $10.

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.

For the past 15 years instructor Diana Trupiano has been an active member of Reading with Rover children’s literacy charity, where she currently holds the positions of volunteer, event coordinator, team evaluator, team protocol mentor, therapy team evaluator and therapy prep instructor. needlebeetle@comcast.net

LouAnn Hepp had a 25 year+ career in the public schools as a teacher, behavior specialist, and teacher trainer. She left her school career to follow her entrepreneur calling, starting a business to help village women and children in SE Asia.  She currently co-owns a business with her husband focusing on malaria and other tropical diseases.  Missing the milieu of public education, she and her therapy dog, Ruby, have been volunteering in schools since 2015.

Therapy Team Mini Evaluations
Is My Dog a Therapy Dog?

ADULTS AND YOUTH 12+*

This evaluation will determine you and your dog’s readiness to enter the Animal Therapy Team Prep Class (below). Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. No retractable or “flexi” leashes allowed. No aggressive dogs allowed.

Location: M-Bar-C Ranch

Min 4/Max 10

Sat | Jan 5 | 9am-3pm**| $10***

*Youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

**Participants will register for a 20-minute time slot and should arrive 5 minutes prior to their start time.

***Fee is per evaluation, per dog-handler team.

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 (additional fee). Once you have passed the test, you will become a registered therapy team. Our teams volunteer in schools, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice (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.

Location: M-Bar-C Ranch

Min 4/Max 10

Sat | Jan 12-26 | 1-3pm | $150** per dog

*Youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

**Fee is per student. Additional $15-45 for treat pouches, leashes, training collars.

Details

Date:
January 12
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$10.
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Venue

M Bar C Ranch
5264 Shore Meadow Road
Freeland, WA 98249 United States
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