Why are our Therapy Dogs the BEST in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati?
Because, we don’t just train you to pass the test, we train you for real life situations!
Tri-State Canine Obedience is very proud of our Therapy Dog Training program. Therapy dog training is performed in a group class setting, and meets once a week for six months. We’ve designed the classes so that you and your dog are ready for all of the various situations you are likely to encounter with owning a therapy dog. Unlike some other area training facilities that perform the training quicker, we believe that the training should be about more than just getting your dog to pass the therapy dog certification test (which we do!). Our training is based on how your dog will respond in real life situations which produces some of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s finest Therapy Dogs!
If you are interested in giving back to your community, give us a call for all of the details!
Therapy dogs can be any breed or size as long as it is friendly, gentle, and have a good temperament when interacting with people.
Therapy Dogs give Back!
Studies show that you can lower your blood pressure by petting a dog.
Visiting with animals can help people feel less lonely, and less depressed. Visits from dogs can provide a welcome change from routine, or the renewal of old friendships. People become more active and responsive both during and after visiting with animals.
People have fond memories of their own pets that they used to have and will often “talk” to the dogs and share memories with them about their own dogs.
We take you from A to Z with our Therapy Dog Training program. We have an in-house tester and observer which minimizes the waiting for registration after the training is completed. We register your dog with a national Therapy Dog Association.
Canine Angels of Northern Kentucky Cincinnati and Indiana
Canine Angels is a group of dedicated therapy dog teams. Founded by members of Mike Dixon’s first therapy dog class, all member are registered with a national Therapy Dog organization. The purpose of the group is to support a variety of volunteer opportunities including, but not limited to, Paws to Read Program through the Boone County Library, Fernside a grief counseling and support group, VA Hospital, and a variety of nursing homes. This informal group allows us to pool our resources and announce new volunteer opportunities. For more information on Paws to Read, visit Paws to Read of Boone County, KY on Facebook or contact Mike Dixon.
Here is a personal testimonial from one of Mike Dixon’s previous clients.
Sometimes bringing joy to others brings more rewards to you than you could possibly imagine. When I adopted Doc, he lacked proper socialization and therefore, was challenged around other dogs. Fortunately, he always loved people. We began training with Mike Dixon when Doc was 10 weeks old. After a year of behavioral and obedience training, Doc was able to sit in the circle with other dogs. We completed the six month therapy dog program and today, Doc has his Canine Good Citizenship Certification, and his therapy dog certification. He has been an active therapy dog for two years. We are involved in the Paws to Read program and also support Fernside activities. Doc gets very excited when I get his vest out of the closet. He knows that he is going to work and will be with children. Although the children love him and look forward to seeing him, I can assure you that the rewards that both Doc and I receive are great and have made a positive impact in both of our lives. Doc is a working dog at heart and the ability to do therapy work keeps him socialized, happy and spring in his step.
Time is precious for each of us. Canine Assisted Therapy is an excellent way to add value to you and your dog’s life. Completing the necessary training forges a bond between you and your canine pal that is extremely rewarding. Becoming a registered team, allows you the opportunity to share that special bond with others. Whatever you volunteer passion is; there is probably an opportunity for you and your dog to provide Canine Assisted Therapy. Nursing homes, Veteran’s hospitals, library reading programs for children, and hospice facilities are all examples of local opportunities. There are endless possibilities. Not only can you make a valuable impact on someone’s life, but the rewards to you and your dog can make a positive change in your life forever.