students work in therapy
|Diversity on our team. Members of our dog therapy team practice each Saturday for their hospital,nursing home, library and school visits. Consider joining the team. Here is the contact.|
One of the major activities of students from our school is therapy work. Many are certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI) for work in hospitals, nursing homes and with the elderly and handicapped. Training for this work is done through our specialty classes. See pictures of therapy class preparation.
Over the years we have observed remarkable achievements from our dogs--the autistic boy who spoke to the dog we brought to for him to work--the suicidal girl who smiled and stroked the dog that unexpectedly jumped into the girl's hospital bed.
at the right are from our weekly program at MU's
Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital.
We'd be happy to give you information
about how you and your dog can get involved in this most rewarding work.
Send an email message or call
(573 443-0716) about getting involved in therapy work.
We'd be happy to give you information about how you and your dog can get involved in this most rewarding work.
Send an email message or call (573 443-0716) about getting involved in therapy work.
Ann Gafke's Teacher's Pet
All-breed dog training -- beginning to advanced -- puppy kindergarten -- therapy -- agility -- classes --
boarding school -- private lessons -- problem solving for housebreaking, digging, chewing, etc.
325 E. Dripping Springs Rd., Columbia, MO 65202 (573) 443-0716, Email:
and home of King's Pride's German Shepherd Dogs and Miste, a Border Collie