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Just For You!

ITA events, trainings, and continuing education classes for members.

Continuing Education Class:
Understanding Dog Language 🐶
by Catherine Cookson

2020 Class Schedule

M - February 24th

W - May 27th

Sat - August 8th

Th - November 12th

(Required within your first year of volunteering)

Class description: Dogs communicate volumes with their bodies. Learning to “read” what our dogs are saying requires that we observe the subtleties of expression, posture and movement, as well as muscle tension, orientation and use of space.  It also requires we interpret our observations accurately. This Dog Language class is based on the science of Ethology and Animal Behavior, Proxemics and Kinesics, and lays a foundation for understanding dog language.  We focus on the signals likely to be seen in therapy scenarios, discussing techniques for maintaining communication throughout a visit that enable us to respond appropriately to our partners’ experiences.

ITA Volunteer Celebration

Thursday, February 13th


Located at The Family Dog 4048 S 2700 E (next to the ITA Office)

- It is a flannel party! Come dressed in your favorite flannel shirt. 

- A 2-footed guest is welcome.

- We will have a chili cook-off competition. If you would like to bring a crockpot full of your favorite chili for the contest, be one of the first 10 to sign up (801-272-3439).

Please RSVP to melissa@therapyanimals.org no later than

February 7th. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Paws in the Alley

April 19th

More info to come!