Dog Therapy Class

Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

New Path Child Family & Solutions

Which class should you and your dog take?

Level 1 Class

If your dog has not taken any training or behavioral courses level one would be for you.

Level 2 Class

If your dog is a minimum of 1 years old and has had some prior training experience (sit, stay, & walk with a leash), level 2 class would be for you.


Please watch our Facebook page for weather related updates regarding our class schedule.  Cancellations due to winter weather will also be listed on the Fox19 Closings & Delays website.

Current Class: Level 2

January 13th, 2024 (4 Week Session)


Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

334 Burns Ave. 

Wyoming, OH 45215


Next Class: Level 1

February 24th, 2024 (4 Week Session)

10am-11am


Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

334 Burns Ave. 

Wyoming, OH 45215


We will not be having class on March 9th due to a conflict with a church event. The last class will be on March 23rd.  

Next Class: Level 2

April 6, 2024 (4 Week Session)

10am-11am


Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

334 Burns Ave. 

Wyoming, OH 45215


Next Class: Level 2

April 6, 2024 (4 Week Session)

1pm-2pm


New Path Child Family & Solutions

400 Edalbert Dr

Cincinnati, OH 45239 


Canines Good Citizens Testing & Therapy Team evaluations are also available in Hillsboro, OH 45133

You can schedule this via Four Seasons Pet Resorts. Therapy dog training classes are available on a need bases.

8094 OH-73, Hillsboro, OH 45133, USA  

Contact Info

Email: pets@fourseasonspetllc.com

Phone #: (937) 393-9611 

Welcome to Canines for Christ of Southwest Ohio dog therapy course information. We offer two different levels of training classes; Level 1 & Level 2. 

Each session runs for 4 weeks and alternates levels. The following is a basic outline of the training that will be covered each week. 


Level 1 Class Session Curriculum 

Week 1: Introduction overview of Canines for Christ & Training guidelines

Walking Basics 

Warm-up: Stay & Recall

Week 2: 

Warm-up: Slow, Stay distance, Figure 8, Leave it 

Recall with Treats

Discussion Topic: Behavior Issues

Week 3: 

Warm-up: About Turn, Walk through crowd, stay distractions, figure 8 with treats, heel pattern

Week 4: 

Warm-Up: Friendly stranger, figure 8 switch dogs, stay in a group, heel pass dogs 

Test Out

(Level 1 can be repeated as many times as needed)


Level 2 Class Session Curriculum 

Requirements for Level 2:

Dog Must be minimum of 1 years old.

Dogs must Sit, Stay & Walk with Leash 

Week 1: Introduction overview of Canines for Christ & Training guidelines

Warm-up: sit, slow dog pass through crowd

Stay: group

Figure 8, Heel Pattern, Leave it

Week 2: 

Warm-up: About turn & address friendly stranger

Stay: With Distractions 

Figure 8 with treats, Recall, Heel Pattern with treats

Discussion Topic: Grooming & Handling 

Week 3: 

Warm-up: Sit Circle

Blind Stay

Back-up, heel pattern: pass dogs

Discussion Topic: Visiting & CFC Policies & Procedures 

Week 4: 

Warm-Up

Figure 8 off Leash 

Target Training 

Canine Good Citizen Testing