Lynne Bennett will conduct a group training class, and owners/handlers are strongly encouraged to participate in the group class if at all possible. If the group training class is not an option, the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has identified a list of possible trainers to assist with the training of therapy animals. These trainers have similar styles, in that all methods used incorporate positive reinforcement. No one trainer is recommended over the other, but this list is simply to act as a resource when looking for assistance in training the animal. It is important that you select a trainer in which you are comfortable with working.
Training times and schedules are to be agreed upon between the owner/handler and the trainer and payment arrangements are to be agreed upon by the department and the owner/handler.