After you have completed the workshop, you will attend a
one-hour temperament testing session with you and your pet.
Temperament Testing is exactly what it
says... we are looking for animals with accepting, adaptable and non-aggressive temperaments and handlers
who know how to manage their pets. If the pet is obedience trained,
that is wonderful, but it is not required.
The animal/handler team is introduced to
a series of situations that
it the team can and will encounter on an
AAT visit, such as wheelchairs, walkers, rolling IV's, elevators and working
in close quarters with other animals. We need to be sure the animal is
tolerant of these unusual conditions and not stressed and the volunteer is
able to handle the pet appropriately.
Unacceptable pet behavior consists of,
but is not limited to: growling, snapping or biting, lifting leg, excessive
and/or uncontrollable barking or jumping, mounting and nervous or aggressive
behavior. The pets MUST get along with all other animals and be easily
controlled by the volunteer.
Note: Our next new volunteer workshop
will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with Temperament Testing the
following Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Please note that we do NOT maintain mailing lists of interested
We will be
accepting requests for applications for the Spring workshop for three weeks
only, from January 1, 2013 through January 22, 2013. Please send your name, home mailing address and phone
number to Caring Critters at that time.
To request an application to attend the workshop, CLICK HERE
to send an email or send your request to: Caring Critters, Inc., 2617C West Holcombe Blvd., Box
265 Houston, TX 77025.
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