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 class focuses on the skills needed to become a successful Therapy Dog Team.


  • Location: Seattle on Saturdays at 6pm from July 11th, 2020 - Sept 19th, 2020. See our Class Calendar for specific class dates.


  • Fee: Therapy Dog Prep can be purchased at our single class rate ($270 for nine classes = $30/class) or you can purchase our discounted group classes ($150 per six classes = $25/class).  Please note that to use this rate, you would need to purchase two packages (and have additional classes that can be used to try our other group classes) or you can purchase a combination of a discounted package with additional individual classes.


  • Prerequisite:  Basic obedience and/or Puppy class is helpful but not required. Dogs should be able to stay in a crate or in your car for short periods.   


  • Included: Our class includes full practice tests (CGCA/CGCU/ATT/TDI), and CGCA/U evaluations at the last class.


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