Jane Kopelman

Moira D. Smith

JANE KOPELMAN 

  MOIRA D. SMITH 

 THERAPY DOG TRAINING 

How to Use your Dog Training Skills to Tap Into a Growing Market!

March 30 & 31, 2019

Herman Meadow, NJ (Formerly Secaucus)

THEME

 

Therapy Dog Training:

How to use your dog training skills to tap into a growing market.

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CEU

 

6.5 CEUs per Day

13 CEUs Total

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PRESENTED BY

Jane Kopelman

Moira D. Smith

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HOSTED BY

Animals for Adoption

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DATE

March 30 & 31, 2019

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WHERE

Harman Meadow, NJ

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EARLY BIRD FEES

$99/day

$195/both days

GROUP RATES

$155/both days

 

 SEMINAR PROGRAM 

Practical guidance for trainers to provide classes in a growing new field:  

  1. How to  identify dogs suitable for therapy dog work; 

  2. How to teach  handling to the many  volunteer dog / handler teams  in  great demand  from health care, educational & other institutions expanding their  therapy dog programs.

  3. How to provide guidance in therapy dog registration and volunteer activity.

 Saturday  

TEAM SKILLS / TRAINING / TEMPERAMENT / CERTIFICATION

ANATOMY OF A GROWING MARKET: 

Market data & numbers for classes; class sizes and range of charges; demographics of handler/ volunteers;

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

How to screen candidates; Skills for passing a Certification Test; Teaching skills for a safe/effective team; Registration & certification options; Facilities for therapy dog visits; 

 

TERMS: 

Service Dogs vs. Emotional Support Dogs vs.Therapy Dogs; 

 

MAKEUP OF GOOD THERAPY DOG & DOG/HANDLER TEAMS- VIDEOS:

Can you spot a good candidate? Sensitive & wary but perfectly obedient vs. Exuberant but resilient & friendly; Temperament, temperament, temperament; Therapy dogs are born not made; Breed bias; Ethics & safety; The human temperament component; 

 

CERTIFICATION-REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

Good Dog Foundation; Pet Partners (former Delta Society),Therapy Dogs International (TDI); ITA; Renewals required: organization & facilities; insurance offered 

 

 Sunday 

FACILITIES OPTIONS / CLASSES-STRUCTURES & LOGISTICS

 

FACILITIES: Hospitals, nursing homes, schools + increasing variety of others; 

CLASSES TO PREPARE DOG / HANDLER TEAMS FOR CERTIFICATION EVALUATIONS:

Week 1: Greetings: impulse control; Distractions: being proactive; Recognizing stress; Navigation: Hand targeting, other-non compulsive maneuvers; targeting cues; 

Week 2: Loose leash walking: -with me; Leave it -not yours; Review basic skills; 

Week 3: Attention; Spatial awareness & multi-tasking: getting dogs into position; staying grounded; Working near other dogs: 

Week 4: Handling exercises; Handler assessment; 

Week 5: Visiting scenarios with some real world equipment; Role playing.

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 SPEAKER PROFILES 

 

 JANE KOPELMAN 

 

ASPCA Therapy Dog Class Instructor 2013-18; Consultant: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Caring Canines Visiting Dog Program (40+ dog/handler teams); Pet Partners (former Delta Society) Therapy Dog Evaluator  for over 20 years.; NYC trainer for over 20 years, as All About Dogs, NYC; President and Director of the Animals for Adoption shelter in Ulster County NY & Dog Program Director for the Green Chimneys School in Brewster NY. 

 

 MOIRA D. SMITH  

Coordinator of ASPCA-NY Therapy Animal Program and Community Partner Leader 2013-2018; Pet Partners: National Program Educator, Licensed Team Evaluator, and currently North East Area Representative; has conducted over 300 therapy animal evaluations.

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 LOCATION & DIRECTIONS 

 

 LOCATION 

 

La Quinta Inn & Suits

350 Lighting Way

Harmon Meadow West, NJ 07094

(Just 20 minutes from Time Square, New York City

Click here for map

Harmon Meadow is a newly built vibrant area of 8 Hotels, Movie Theaters and Offices with some 21 Restaurants, the Meadowlands Exposition Center and over a dozen retailers. 

(see all of the options at: www.harmonmeadow.com).

 DIRECTIONS 

20 Minute Regular Shuttle Bus Service from 41st. St & 8th Ave. NYC: Shuttle Bus # 85 & #320 from Port Authority Bus Terminal takes about 20 minutes during non-rush hours; stops in front of all hotels including seminar site La Quinta; service approximately every 1/2 hour.

 

By car from NYC: Via Lincoln Tunnel (495 W for 3 miles to NJ-3 W to Secaucus exit onto Island Blvd. & Lighting Way)

From Northern NJ, Rockland County NY and the Hudson Valley (about 30 minutes (NJ) to 45 minutes Rockland  & beyond, 1 hour) NJ 17 South to Garden State Pkwy South (or NJ 17 directly) to I-80 Express E to I-95 S (NJ Turnpike) to Exit 17 (Lincoln Tunnel) ; stay right for NJ-3/Secaucus then left for Harmon Meadow Blvd. & Lighting Way.

 

From Westchester County & SW Connecticut: About 45-50 minutes via Tappan Zee Bridge to I87 / 287 to NJ 17 South and the route as above.

 

From Newark (20 minutes) & Points South: I-95 to Exit 16E: Lincoln Tunnel/NJ3; follow signs for NJ 3/Secaucus; stay left toward Harmon Meadow Blvd. & Lighting Way.

 

From Morristown (35 minutes) & Points West: I-287 N to I-80 

Express E to I-95 S Exit 17 as above from Northern NJ.

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 SEMINAR FEE 

 RATES 

 

Early Bird Rates By march 8, 2019: $99 per person per day and $195 per person for both days. 

Regular Rates After march 9, 2019: $115 per person per day and $225 per person for both days

 GROUP REGISTRATION & RATES 

Group of 3 or More: $155 per person for both days. 

Click the below button for Group Reservations.

 TERMS 

All deposits fully refunded, at any time, in case a person needs to cancel a reservation for any reason. There is never a cancellation fee. 

 PAYING BY CHECK 

Please make checks payable to:

Petworkshops, LLC / Puppyworks

P.O. Box 938

New Paltz, NY 12561

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 DOG & PEOPLE RULES 

 

 DOG ETIQUETTE 

 

Due to space limitations, we will not be permitterd to have dogs in the meeting room (other than service dogs, of course.)

 PEOPLE ETIQUETTE 


CONDUCT: During the lectures, please turn off all cell phone and pager audio alerts. Please take all private conversations outside while the speakers are presenting.

BABIES: The presence of a baby is likely to be distracting to other participants, so we ask that you refrain from bringing any babies or very young children into the lecture hall.

VIDEOTAPING: No videotaping or audiotaping is permitted. A selection of videotapes and books will be available for sale.

 MISCELLAENOUS 

SHOPPING: A selection of books and videos will be available for sale.

PARKING: There should be ample parking at the seminar location.

 

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