Comfort Creatures People Training Test
Action-Interaction Training – you must get 100% to pass
This is an “open world” test. If you do not know the answers, you may ask anyone, or use internet or book resources. The point is to expand your knowledge and learn the answers to the questions. When you are done, please submit your written answers to a Comfort Creatures officer. If you pass all the questions, the officer will send you a copy of complete and acceptable answers. For most questions, a sentence or two is adequate. You may use lists when appropriate. For any question that you answer incompletely or incorrectly, you will receive notification that you need to expand or re-answer the question.
NOTE: Please do not ask Comfort Creatures personnel to feed you all the answers. Do feel free to ask a question or two on supervised visits.
- What small behaviors do you do when you are stressed? (Activity: Ask someone who knows you well, what he or she sees. Take notes, do NOT argue with the person! You can ask more than one person.)
- What small behaviors does your dog do when stressed? (Activity: Take your dog and a note pad to a new somewhat stressful situation and WATCH your dog. Make notes about their behaviors)
- What can you do to calm yourself?
- What can you do to calm your dog? +
- You want to start visiting a facility, what should you do?
- You are walking up to a person you want to comfort. What should you say to the person?
- You are walking up to a person at a facility who you want to comfort. What should you allow your dog to do?
- You are visiting a person who cannot hear. What should you do?
- You are visiting children, and they started getting rowdy with your dog, causing it stress, what would you say and/or do?
- A child wants to walk your dog, what should you do?
- You are visiting a mental hospital and a client starts getting your dog too excited or scares it. What should you say and/or do?
- You are visiting a nursing home, walk into a room and the patient seems to have a biological eruption (vomit, poop, pee, etc). What should you do?
- You are visiting and your dog poops or pees on the floor. What do you do?
- You are visiting and your dog accidently scratches someone and they bleed. What do you do?
- You are visiting and your dog obviously does not like someone. What do you do?
- A staff member wants to pet your dog. What do you do?
- How is an Animal Assisted Activity different from Animal Assisted Therapy?
- The activity director has given you permission to visit a nursing home. You arrive for the first time. What should you do?
- List the items that you should you take on all visits.
- Explain why it is more important for you to listen to a client, rather than to talk to a client.
- What is your primary job when you visit?
- Who is the watch-dog for trouble when you visit?
- Who does the work when you visit?
- You arrive at the facility and your dog does not want to go in. What do you do?
- You are visiting a nursing home. Mrs. Smith has loved on your dog on your three previous visits. This time she acts as if she is afraid of your dog and waves you off. What do you do?