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 as we practice skills needed for the new AKC Temperament Test (ATT).
  • Taking the CGC/CGCA/CGCU tests during our last class.

Therapy Dog Prep

Our Therapy Dog Prep class focuses on the skills needed to become a successful Therapy Dog Team. Prior basic obedience training is required. 

  • The nine week class includes training both the handler and dog to pass Therapy Dog evaluations  (TDI, Pet Partners, and other organizations). 
  • Our class includes full practice tests (CGCA/CGCU/ATT/TDI), and CGCA/U evaluations at the last class.
  • This class is offered at our Seattle location at 6pm from July 11th, 2020 - Sept 19th, 2020. See our Class Calendar for specific class dates.
  • The fee is $270 for the nine classes, or you can use our discounted group class packages.