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April 22, 2017 (Sat.): Therapy Dog Certification Class 10:00 - 4:30pm (New Life Center, 1310 Clegg Street, Petaluma)
April 29, 2017 (Sat.): Readers of the Pack™ Class, 10:00 - noon and Dog Evaluations, 1:00 - 4:00pm
(New Life Center, 1310 Clegg Street, Petaluma)
Trainings are held four times a year and each consists of 2 classes and a handler/canine evaluation on 2 consecutive Saturdays. Classes are small so that we can work closely with teams and support them during the mentoring process.
That is why our classes fill up quickly and why we urge prospective volunteers to send in a complete application as soon as possible. Complete applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and includes all of the following:
- Canine Medical History, signed by your veterinarian
- Canine Profile
- Handler Profile
- Media and Liability Release
- Proof of Rabies and Vaccination Record
- Check for $100
Once 4Paws receives your application, our volunteer staff will email you a confirmation or let you know there are missing documents. Should you need to send additional information, your application will be set aside until all documents are received and your application complete.
The requirements to earn your certification and to volunteer as a 4Paws Team with your companion are:
- Attend Certification Class
- Attend a Readers of the Pack™ Class
- Complete Certification Checklists based on the 4Paws Manual
- Pass Handler/Canine Evaluation
- Complete 2 Mentoring Sessions
Additional consecutive Saturday training sessions will be held: