Teamworks Dog Training, llc

Raleigh: 8411Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616                                                             office: (919) 855-0422
Raleigh Office Admin Hours: Mon (9am-12pm, 3-6pm), Tues and Wednesday (3pm-6pm) and Thursday (12pm-6pm)
    Youngsville:195 Robbins Rd, Youngsville, NC 27596                                      email:

Therapy Dog Class

Share Your Dog With Someone!


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The focus of this class is on preparing the handler and dog for the therapy environment.  Skills include working around medical equipment, loud noises, food, toys, and other distractions.  Topics covered include stress and calming signals in dogs, infection control, medical ethics, general liability, and handling difficult visitation situations.  Class includes a field trip to observe a therapy visit, and information on local therapy locations.  The price of the class also includes a  Carolina Canines for Therapy manual and an official Carolina Canines for Therapy assessment.

  • Dogs must be BEHAVIORALLY HEALTHY and not have aggression issues with other dogs. 

  • Dog must have passed the Canine Good Citizen test, with or without the Gentle Leader.

  • Dogs must be at least 1 year of age at the start of class and should have lived with their handlers for a minimum of 6 months to be eligible for the Therapy Dog evaluation. 

  • All dogs must have Rabies and DHPP vaccinations or titers.   Proof of vaccinations or titers must be brought to first class.  Dogs without proof of vaccinations or titers will not be able to participate.  Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  

  • Pre-registration with pre-payment is required. 

  •  Please note: These classes sometimes fill up two months ahead of start date.  Please send in your application early!

  • $150; Includes a Carolina Canines for Therapy handler manual and an official Carolina Canines for Therapy Test.
  • For class participants, additional dogs with the same handler can be assessed for either test at $40.00 per extra dog. 
  • Additional handlers can be evaluated with the same dog for $40.00 per extra handler, but each handler must attend the class and complete the Carolina Canines for Therapy written test.
Duration: Once a week for 7 weeks; first class is orientation, without dogs
Class Max: 8 Dogs
Offered / Instructor:  
  • Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm; *Raleigh*; Christie Canfield
  • Thursday 9:00-10:00am; *Raleigh*; Christie Canfield
  • Saturday, 4:30-5:30 pm: *Raleigh*,;Christie Canfield


*Re-Certification Assessment:
 Please see this link at Carolina Canines for Therapy
for a Renewal Packet

*Teamworks no longer offers Delta evaluations, but any Delta Team is eligible to re-certify with Carolina Canines for Therapy