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Tails Humane Society is excited to announce the relaunch of our animal assisted activities program, Pawsitive Tails. We are currently seeking exceptional dogs of every breed, age and size to train alongside their owners to become a certified volunteer team in this rewarding program.

Animal assisted activities programs such as Pawsitive Tails are designed to provide opportunities for improving the quality of life for clients through controlled interactions with specially trained dogs and their handlers. Positive interactions with pets have long been shown to have health benefits including stress reduction, lowered blood pressure and an increased sense of general well-being. Simply petting an animal can trigger a release of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which can elevate mood and have lasting positive effects.

The training course and certification testing will be available through Tails Humane Society and taught by Crystal Dollinger, CCBT, CPDT-KA, Professional Trainer and Canine Behavior Specialist at Tails. For dogs and handlers who do not have experience or would like to use the course as a refresher, the first training class will be held on the following Saturdays at 2:00 pm: April 21st, May 12th, June 2nd, June 23rd, and will end with certification testing on June 30th. The fee for the course and certification is $95.00. Dogs and handlers with previous animal assisted activities experience or training are welcome to test into the program. The next testing date for certification is June 30th at 2 pm. The cost for testing and the two your certification is $95.00. Training and certification testing will be held at the Tails Training Center, 2270 Barber Greene Road. For more information on the Pawsitive Tails Program or to sign up for the certification test or course, please contact the Program Coordinator, Leah Enderle, at programs@tailshumanesociety.org or 815-758-2457 ext. 117.

 

 

 

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Last updated 5/21/18

 

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