Therapy Dogs Help

Therapy Dogs have been used to:
- improve health outcomes,
- aid physical and emotional recovery
- reduce a body’s stress indicators
- improve mental health
- create social connections
- and much more!
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Why FTK9 Therapy Dogs?

Training standards for Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs can vary dramatically depending on the geographic location and the training program that the dog and Handler uses. Unfortunately it is both easy and legal to purchase an official looking ID tag and vest online and try to pass off any dog as a Service Dog or Therapy Dog.

Our Therapy Dog training program is the most well-rounded and extensive Therapy Dog training program we have found.  We use the same rigorous training standards applied to our Service Dogs, including social skills, obedience, task training and additional specific training tailored to our Therapy Dog’s very public work. Our training program meets or exceeds all major Therapy Dog Training Programs in Ontario. 

This exceptional level of training provides our community partners, businesses and Sponsoring and Membership organizations peace of mind and assurance that their investment is directed to a quality program. 

Our Teams are backed by our own liability insurance, a large selection of Certified Trainers, and an extensive support team through our K9 Headquarters in Pembroke, ON. Our Level 2 and Level 3 Handlers are certified in canine First Aid and have passed Ontario’s Vulnerable Sector Background Checks.

Recovery Assistance

Therapy Dogs can assist in palliative care facilities, rehabilitation programs, mental health therapies. Our Therapy Dogs are capable of working in a variety of medical and professional settings.

Learning Programs

Therapy Dogs are used effectively in children's read-aloud programs, in classroom education programs, and in after school tutoring programs.

Workplace Wellness

Employee Assistance programs can make use of Therapy Dogs in group settings, or one-on-one settings. A regular visit from a Therapy Dog can be an incredible addition to workplace wellness programming.

Membership

Businesses and organizations who include Therapy Dogs as part of regular or recurring programming may prefer a monthly Membership. Memberships are renewable every three months. Memberships may be reimbursed or supported by some company health insurance programs and employee wellness programs.
Small Business Membership
$75/month
Specifically for Pembroke and Area Small Businesses. Includes on-site orientation visit and 2 hours of Therapy Dog visitation per calendar month.

Activities may include staff appreciation events, employee breakfasts, family day picnics, Lunch and Learn events, team building events and much more!
Facility Membership
$160/month
Ideal for businesses, non-profit organizations or registered charities with an Annual Operating Budget of more than $101,000. Includes on-site orientation visit and 4 hours of visitation per calendar month.

Activities may include exercise classes, rehabilitation programing, therapeutic programs, art sessions, team building events, group walks, individual or group counselling sessions and more!

Enterprise Membership
$240/month
Ideal for businesses, non-profit organizations or registered charities with an Annual Operating Budget of more than $101,000. Includes on-site orientation visit and 6 hours of visitation per calendar month.

This Membership is ideal for large facilities and organizations and businesses with multiple locations.

Activities may include classroom or resident room visits, literacy and read-aloud programs, exercise classes, rehabilitation programing, therapeutic programs, art sessions, team building events, group walks, individual or group counselling sessions and more!

Individual Visits

Individual Therapy Dogs may be hired for specific dates and engagements starting at $25/hour for single special events, individual families, and community activities.
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