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2017-18 Catalog 
  
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Catalog

Therapy and Service Dog Team Skills Certificate


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The Therapy and Service Dog Team Skills Certificate provides the student and canine with skills required for therapy dog team work and the canine behavior foundation skills for the student/canine team to continue on with advanced service dog training from third party providers.  The student/canine team will also gain the skills needed to take the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the therapy dog evaluation exam offered by evaluators from three national therapy dog organizations.

Minimum Credits Required: 8

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Therapy and Service Dog Team Skills Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Apply positive canine training and handling skills. (AGS 190, AGS 192, AGS 195)
  2. Explain canine behavior and psychology and apply it to training and to reading a dog’s body presentation. (AGS 190, AGS 192, AGS 195)
  3. Articulate and use canine training concepts and skills in working with service and therapy dogs. (AGS 195)
  4. Apply communication skills with the general public. (AGS 195)
  5. Use canine handling skills in diverse public environments and with distractions. (AGS 190, AGS 192, AGS 195)

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