Mock Drill – Also called a Pet Therapy Try-It Session
This event is held at Forest Shadows Pet Resort and sponsored by Pets With A Mission, PWAM, previously known as Montgomery Pet Partners.
Your dog must know basic obedience such as sit, stay, down, come when called, leave it, walk on a loose leash, not jump on people, and be potty trained. These commands do not have to be perfect. Your dog must be at least 11 months old. During the Mock Drill, we will explain the registration process and practice required skills with your dog. After you have completed a Mock Drill, you will receive a “ready”, “ready with work”, or “not ready”. You must receive a “ready” or “ready with work” before you will be allowed to test/evaluate. You can attend as many Mock Drills as you want. In fact we encourage our renewing teams to practice before they test/evaluate. All our Mock Drills are complementary. To register for any of the Mock Drill’s below, send an email with the words “Mock Drill” in the subject line, along with your name, your dogs name, age and breed, your email address and a telephone number to Info@PetsWithAMission.org.
If you are interested in becoming a therapy team with your dog, you will need to set up an interview by contacting Marilyn Meshell
Prior to testing with your dog to become a therapy team, you will need to complete this workshop. For details, contact Marilyn Meshell. H: 936-294-9564 or C” 936-355-0782, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Members assisting with the evaluations will need to arrive by 8:30 am. The evaluations will start and 9:00 am and will be scheduled 20 minutes apart.
A classroom style all day workshop where you will learn the skills needed to safely visit with your animal at various facilities such as hospitals, libraries, schools and senior centers. You will learn about patient confidentiality, health and safety codes, interacting with different types of people, “what if” scenarios and meet others who are or have been therapy team handlers. This workshop is for handlers only, not your dog. This workshop is complementary. Please let us know if you plan on attending and what date to Info@PetsWithAMission.org
Don Carpenter will be fixing lunch. Bring desserts or snacks and of course your pups. The Bridgeway children enjoy visiting with the dogs.
Please check back for exact dates and times. This event will be scheduled during final exams.
Sam Houston State University students enjoy taking a study breaks with our therapy dogs at Newton Grisham Library, a welcome relief from the stress of preparing for final exams.