How to become a Therapy Dog Team

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How to become a Therapy Dog Team

Step #1 : Have your dog screened by your vet to ensure they are healthy. Make sure all vaccinations are current and up to date.

Step #2 : Schedule a date when you can bring your dog to one of our  classes to be evaluated by our trainer. Our classes are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm or Saturday mornings at 11:30 am at our training facility. The cost of the evaluation is $35. *Your dog cannot show any signs of aggression toward people, other dogs, or other animals. Your dog must be spayed or neutered.

Step #3 : Attend training. You will need to sign up for a 6-week course. The course is $250. If  your dog passes the evaluation, it can start the course. The insurance is an additional  $75.00.

You will then be able to begin your therapy work as a team.
You will receive a K9 Therapy Certificate and insurance, good for one year. You will need to renew your certification and insurance each year and receive an updated certificate. You must have an up to date certificate to participate in therapy work.

We do not use the following in our training programs:

  • Prong Collars
  • Pinch Collars
  • E-Collars/Shock Collars
  • Choke Chains
  • Retractable Leash