Many of us take the start of a new year to make changes in our lives. Maybe start something you’ve always wanted to do but kept putting off. Or, maybe you’ve resolved to do community service in 2017. Perhaps you’ve wanted to do something special with your canine family member.
Why not combine your desire to do community service with doing something special with your wonderful dog? Together you and your dog can train to be a therapy dog team and visit those in need of companionship, comfort, or simply a warm, fuzzy dog to pet. Nothing is more rewarding than to watch your dog bring a smile to the face of someone who is sad or elicit conversation from a person who hasn’t spoken in years. Perhaps your dog enjoys interacting with young children. As a certified therapy dog, your dog can train to be a Reading Buddy for a child learning to read.
Lots of volunteer possibilities exist for you and your dog as a certified therapy dog team. Interested? I invite you to checkout our Bright Spot Therapy Dogs website where you will read about the steps involved to become certified with Bright Spot.
If you have a friendly, outgoing dog who enjoys meeting new people and going into unfamiliar places, and you have a desire to volunteer by sharing your special dog with others, now is the perfect time to get started. Our first Therapy Dog Team Training Class starts on January 22nd. Go to our website and read all about our highly successful training program. Our classes are kept small to allow plenty of interaction and practice, lots of personal attention, and time for questions. Sign up today and you and your dog will soon be enjoying the experience of bringing comfort and caring to those in need.