Once you as a team have passed your initial evaluation, attended a trial session and presented all required paperwork you are ready to join in Team Training Sessions.
While attending Team Training Sessions you will experience three (3) areas of our DogAbility program that include:
Manners and Control ~ Tricks and Games ~ Obstacles and Games
You will better understand how the program works once you begin scheduling your sessions. You will not be left on your own, but rather will have a Team Leader there with you to serve as a role model during sessions with our participants.
Our sessions with participants and canine teams are scheduled 6 days a week. Each session requires between 2-8 canine teams in attendance. We identify these canine teams as comfort dogs and/or activity dogs. Along the way you will be identified as best suited as one or more of the following categories:
Activity Team ~ Comfort Team ~ Fear of Dogs Team
A COMFORT TEAM is required to remain seated or lying down for petting. These dogs usually attend a private session with a participant who has a fear or anxiety around dogs, or with seniors and/or adults with special needs who may be fragile and less mobile.
An ACTIVITY TEAM has energy, focus and enthusiasm for engaging with children and adults doing jumps, tunnels, riding in wagons, chasing balls, playing tug and doing assorted tricks.
A FEAR of DOGS TEAM is basically a comfort team but with ADDITIONAL EDUCATION required when working within this specialized program.
Contact us at DAteamevaluator@gmail.com so we can answer your questions and/or discuss your role and attendance at upcoming sessions or events.
Please include your phone number so we may contact you.
We hope to see you at DogAbility Center in the near future!
We are located on the property of:
Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow 95 Old Country Road Melville, NY 11747
PO Box 7437, Hicksville, NY 11802-7437
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