Thank you for your commitment to improve the literacy skills of the youth in your local community! We are excited to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and resources to be a successful CAREing Paws READing team!
This classroom type setting is very informal and extremely interactive. We look forward to getting to know you and hearing lots of stories about you and your experiences with your animals. The cost of the R.E.A.D. training workshop is $80 and includes your R.E.A.D. instruction manual, facilitated training session, bookmark templates to get you started, and lively discussions. You pay a one-time fee that is good for all future training sessions - you are welcome back as often as you like to polish up and hone your skills and stay up to date on the latest materials!
Deposit Required to SAVE Your Spot A deposit of $40 is required now at the time of registration. All deposits will be applied toward the cost of your training. Any remaining balance is due 2 weeks before the scheduled class date. Of course, if you prefer, you are welcome to make the full payment at this time.
Payments are accepted via check or PayPal. The PayPal button above can be used for the deposit, the balance, or to pay the full amount. Alternatively, you may mail a check to the following address: CAREing Paws 4 Terrace Park Newnan, GA 30265.
Refund Policy No refunds will be given. Payment may be applied toward a future training session if you wish.
Pre-work Oh no! Homework already?! Not to worry – this fun pre-work!
Schedule a shadow visit so you can observe a R.E.A.D. session in action! Do this after you’ve viewed the videos. We’ve found that the training class makes a lot more sense to you if you’ve “seen” the program live and in person before you come. To schedule your shadow visit, please go to our Calendar of Eventson the website and select a location near you on a day/time that is convenient for you. Once you’ve done that, please email your instructor your preferences and she will work to get that visit set up for you. This visit is just for you; your dog gets to stay home and relax while you’re working!
Lunch/Snacks Please do grab a bite of lunch before you come OR bring it with you! Feel free to bring any snacks you may need to get you through the afternoon! CAREing Paws will provide drinks and light snacks throughout the training session.
Registration Following the training session, you will have the opportunity to register with Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) and become a nationally registered R.E.A.D. Team, joining over 4,000 registered R.E.A.D. Teams throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. This registration will also include membership in our local organization, CAREing Paws. Registration requires a one time fee of $50 payable to Intermountain Therapy Animals. This fee is applicable for your lifetime as long as your therapy registration is kept current. More details on this will be explained at the end of the training session.
Other Good Stuff to Know ** The R.E.A.D. training is for the humans only - - so your animal companions can rest comfortably at home while you study. ** Participation in our program requires registration with one of the national therapy dog organizations. This is the cornerstone and the foundation of the R.E.A.D. program and is a prerequisite for this course. ** If you are not already a registered therapy team, please contact your instructor for further guidance. ** EVERY attendee is required to register. Thus, if you wish to bring a spouse, child, parent or anyone else along with you, please contact your instructor in advance.
Application Form If you haven't already, please complete our R.E.A.D. Workshop Registration Form. This will get you registered for the R.E.A.D. class. Thanks so much! We look forward to having you!