Therapy Dog Prep

Therapy Dog Teams volunteer in a wide variety of areas (assisted living, hospitals, reading programs, etc.) and share the joy of interacting with your dog. Our Therapy Dog Prep class teaches what a Therapy Dog Team is and how to become a Therapy Dog Team with the skills needed to pass the Therapy Dog International (TDI) evaluation (and other therapy dog organizations).  

Our class includes:

  • Learning about different therapy dog organizations, how to decide if your dog would be a good therapy dog, and how to decide where to volunteer with your dog
  • Training your dog to politely greet people using assistance devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes).
  • Improving confidence and focus around distractions such as food and noise.
  • Taking the CGC/CGCA/CGCU tests during our last class.

Therapy Dog Prep

Our six class Therapy Dog Prep course will be offered at 6:30pm at Puppy Perfectors in Seattle on Sundays on Apr 28th, May 5th, May 19th, Jun 2nd, Jun 9th, and Jun 23rd (CGC/CGCA/CGCU testing date).  There are no classes on May 12th, May 26th, and Jun 16th.  The class fee is $150.

Register for Therapy Dog Prep