FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PLEASE NOTE: QC CAN DOES NOT TRAIN OR PROVIDE SERVICE DOGS!
A Service Dog is task trained to serve someone's specific medical needs. Our Therapy Dogs are trained by their owners to be confident and well-behaved in public settings so they can volunteer throughout our community to serve others. Learn more about our Therapy Dog program by reading the FAQs below. Thank you!
Below you'll find answers to the questions QC CAN gets asked the most about our organization.
What is the cost of basic obedience training cost?
The cost is $120 and covers six (6) 45 minutes classes.
How many times a week do you meet for training?
How long does each basic class last?
Approximately 45 minutes.
Do you offer training any other nights of the week?
Can my partner and I both come to training?
My dog is showing aggression issues. Do you offer training to help with this?
My dog has already completed a basic training course somewhere else. Do I still need to take your basic obedience class or can I just enroll in advanced?
QC CAN requires everyone interested in our Therapy Dog Program to start with our basic obedience class. This helps ensure all of the QC CAN therapy dogs are performing to our standards of training so that we can eventually insure them when they begin therapy visits. Our basic obedience class will teach you how we give the commands and also teach you some of the advanced commands we use in our therapy dog work.
Where are classes located?
What are your prerequisites to becoming a therapy dog?
Is there a cost for QC CAN to do an evaluation?
No, there is no cost to peform a temperament evaluation.
What makes QC CAN's basic obedience program different from other programs?
What is included in the Advanced Membership?
Does QC CAN provide insurance for their members?
Does QC CAN cover me if I bring my dog to work with me?
Does QC CAN schedule volunteer therapy visits for their members to join, or are members required to find their own volunteer therapy visits?
QC CAN has an extensive list of places we visit throughout the Quad Cities and surrounding communities every month. We frequently visit hospitals, libraries, schools, nursing homes, community events, museums and so much more. There is always a fun, meaningful event for all our QC CAN therapy dogs to attend! To view our calendar of events, click here.
My dog already has their CGC title. Do I have to take the test again?
Does QC CAN train service dogs?
Does QC CAN train emotional support animals?
Can QC CAN certify my emotional support animal?
How do I schedule the QC CAN Therapy Dogs for my event?
To schedule an event click here. Or email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a cost for the QC CAN Therapy Dogs to attend my event?
Are the dogs that come to my event current on rabies vaccinations?
Are the dogs insured when they attend my event?
Are the dogs certified therapy dogs?
Is your QC CAN approved by the American Kennel Club?
Can I schedule the Therapy Dogs to attend my child’s birthday party?
Can you bring the therapy dogs to my fundraiser?
Can someone from QC CAN come do a presentation about Therapy Dogs?
Is there a cost to host a presentation?
Will you bring dogs to the presentation?
How is my donation to QC CAN used?
100% of your donation goes back into the programs we provide.
What are the different ways to make a donation?
QC CAN uses a third party vendor to secure your online gifts.
If you wish to send us your gift through standard mail, please send it to the following address:
Attn: Steve Winter
1201 North 2nd Avenue
How much of my donation goes directly to support QC CAN programs?
QC CAN has zero overhead, which means that when you donate to our organization 100% of your money goes directly to help us teach, volunteer, and enrich our community.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, your gift to QC CAN is tax deductible provided that you do not receive a good or service in exchange for your donation. Once processed QC CAN will send you a receipt for your contribution. Thank you for your support.
Does QC CAN share or sell their donor or mailing lists?
No, QC CAN does not share or sell their mailing or donor lists.