Become a Member
Steps to take to become a member of Love on a Leash:
To become a LOAL member, you need to:
- The Control Evaluation must be administered by a Certified Behaviorist, Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Obedience Instructor, or AKC approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
- Do 10 hours of supervised visits--at least 5 of the visits with the same person. Each visit should be a minium of one hour. A maximum of one visit per day will be counted toward becoming a member. If there aren't any experienced LOAL members in your area, we do occasionally accept visit supervisions by other than an LOAL member-such as an Activities Director at a nursing home--but that person does need to understand the responsibilities of mentoring, such as staying with the therapy team the entire visit and observing that the owner has good control of her dog.
- After completing 10 hours of supervised visits, have the person who observed at least 5 out of 10 of your visits fill out the LOAL Visit Evaluation form.
- Send in Membership application (the Membership application checklist is a very helpful form to download).