Training
 
 
AKC "Star" Puppy Classes

The GTKCM offers a six-week obedience puppy class approximately 3 times a year, usually in February, June and September.

Beginner adult and advanced classes are scheduled as needed.

Our classes are held on the Mississippi State University campus at the College of Veterinary Medicine through the support of SCAVMA.

Contact our club obedience chair and instructor for the exact schedule, fees and particulars.

 
Contact Information:

Jane Yeatman, Obedience Instructor
(662) 323-3759

Sandy Conner, Therapy Dog
(662) 369-9902 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Pet Assisted Therapy

Therapy dog work is one of the many ways you can help others with your love of dogs and people, but it takes a dog with a certain temperament and training before hospital and nursing home personnel will allow you to bring an animal into their facility. Typically a certified therapy dog goes through many hours of obedience training and socialization and passes the Canine Good Citizen test.

One group that certifies therapy training is the Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc., a non-profit, human service organization whose programs promote health and well being through interactions with companion animals. There is also a program called R.E.A.D. which stands for Reading Education Assistance Dogs. You have to be a member of a therapy dog organization before you and your pet can become R.E.A.D. partners.

My 3-year old, British lab, Kyla is my loyal therapy dog and babysitter.

Three brochures (pdf format) that contain details regarding the Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. organization are linked here:

The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.

How Does My Dog Become A Pet Therapist?

The B&B Therapy Dogs Recollections II

If you are interested in learning more about what is necessary to train your dog to do therapy work, contact Sandy Conner.

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