houlabulla? wrote:Hands on is great for kids. If I were there as a kid It would not be the same talk if the breed was not in attendence. The others will probably think your a snob anyway.
The first part of doing a therapy visit is setting it up at a place where both dog and handler are totally comfortable. I do not but any undue stress on them. I always visit and tour any facility before my dogs are allowed to go whether or not other handlers are there or not. As a general rule, during a visit if any dog show signs of stress or discomfort the visits are ended. Thanksfully in the years I have done therapy work I have never had to cut a visit short ; I feel that is mostly due to the preplanning
Yes, absolutely hands on is better, but is not always possible.
Can you keep him crated near by and if it looks good you can bring him out?
there is no place besides the room we are in where a dog can be left. Since I don't want them in a situation I haven't seen first that would not be an option
However like I mentioned I have aready planned to bring one into the second 1/2 of the session which would be the second 1/2 hour if all goes well. I am bringing someone with me who is going to hang out outside and walk my fur kid for the beginning
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