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Reading with Rover: Therapy Dogs

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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.

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.



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 Prep class. The class will help prepare you to take the Reading with Rover team evaluation to become a registered therapy team.

Bring to class: Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. No retractable or “flexi” leashes allowed. No aggressive dogs allowed.

Location: The “Dog House” at Community Park

Min 4/Max 10

Wed | Sep 19 | 1- 3:30pm** | $10***

Sat | Sep 22 | 2:15-4:45pm** | $10***

*Youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
**Participants will choose a 15-minute time slot.
***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. 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.

Location: TBA

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.


September 19
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Dog House
5495 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260 United States
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