Serving Cape Cod since 1986


P.O. Box 2664
Orleans, MA. 02653
(508) 394-0266
Info@CompanionAnimalProgram.com

Poli Howie with labs

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TRAINING AND TESTING

TRAINING

Obedience training The Companion Animal Program provides a training and testing program to prepare dogs and owners (Therapy Teams) to be appropriate visitors for our program. Visits take place at Cape Cod nursing homes, libraries and other facilities.Our training program consists of basic obedience – commands such as: sit, down, stay, come, no jumping on people, walking on leash without pulling, etc. We start as if the dogs and owners know nothing and go from there. We teach all the things you would want to know in order for your dog to have “good dog manners.” Hopefully by the end of the session you will be able to take your dog into almost any situation and your dog will behave. We try to make the class fun for the dog and owner..

SOUTH CHATHAM LOCATION

Each training session is 8 weeks
• Training takes place at Our Lady of Grace Church, Route 137, South Chatham
• One session a year beginning in September usually on Tuesday mornings
• Cost for training (including CAP membership) is $130
• To register, call Judy Cooney at 508.240.2051 or e-mail: doghouse@c4.net

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SANDWICH LOCATION

• Each training session is 7 weeks
• Training takes place at the Sandwich Library, 142 Main St., Sandwich
• One session a year beginning in October usually on Tuesday mornings
• Cost for training (including CAP membership) is $130
• To register, call Jan Weiner at 508.888.9267 or e-mail:
jlw1012@yahoo.com

 

TESTING

AKC Canine Good Citizen Test ®

We test dogs for basic good manners and obedience. Generally dogs completing our basic obedience class can pass this test. It is given at the end of the class. Dogs must pass this test in order to proceed to become visitors with CAP.

Therapy Team TestTesting/Evaluation

After passing the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test ®, dogs and owners who wish to visit with CAP must pass this test. It further tests dogs for their ability to act appropriately in a nursing home or other visiting situation. The Therapy Team Test also gives us an idea about how dog and owner interact in a visiting type situation. A modified version of this test is given for other species (cats, hamsters, etc.).

•Dogs need not go through our training program in order to be tested and certified as CAP visitors
•The cost for testing is $30.00 which includes CAP membership
•Testing can be done on any class day
•To make an appointment in S. Chatham, call Judy Cooney at 508.240.2051 or e-mail: doghouse@c4.net
•To make an appointment in Sandwich, call Jan Weiner at 508.888.9267 or e-mail: jlw1012@yahoo.com

 


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