The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Therapy Dogs in the Berkshires" with Leea Foran, a professional dog trainer. During this presentation, you will learn:
What a Therapy dog is - and is not
How and where therapy dog teams serve the community
Research on how animal assisted therapy and activities enhance and enrich the lives of recipients
How to become a therapy dog team here in the Berkshires
You will also meet two Therapy Dog Teams, hear their stories, and spend time with the dogs.
Leea Foran, CPDT-KA, CDBC, is the owner of Foreanimals, LLC in Lenox. She is a certified professional dog traner and behavior specialist who has been serving the Berkshires' dogs and their humans since 1996. Leea is an evaluator of the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program and the National Therapy Dog Registry. She offers private consultations and training and teaches classes from Puppy Kindergarten to Therapy Dog Training Programs.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.