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Dogs and their owners get real world training to bring comfort in the community. 
This morning, four dogs and their owners gathered at Spring River Christian Village, where they ensured that the animals have learned not to jump or climb on anyone, especially residents in wheelchairs or who use a walker or a cane.
Today's training is part of Golden Paw Animal Rescue & Sanctuary's 6 to 7 week therapy program.
The dogs first completed the basic obedience training program prior to enrolling in the therapy program.
Those who attended the training today say they want to share their loving pet with others who may need some extra comfort.
"We might take him to a homeless shelter, or senior center, anywhere that he can meet people and make them feel happier," said Jim Heaney, therapy dog owner.
"We can have the worst day in the world, come home, hug a dog, and all those problems disappear," said Rebecca Johnson-McCall, Office Manager and therapy trainer at Golden Paw Animal Rescue & Sanctuary.  "So people that do have other issues, whether emotional or physical, an animal presence, whether it is a dog, a cat, a bunny, a bird, sometimes can bring your blood pressure down.  It can make you feel like such a better person."
"You want to share the love and the comfort that they can give to you with other people," said Penny Burch, obedience trainer at Golden Paw Animal Rescue & Sanctuary.
Today's course was the final review before the animals are tested.
Those who pass the test will become certified therapy dogs.
Summer session therapy and obedience programs begin June 12th.
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