Therapy Dog Class
Share Your Dog
Video of the Most Important Personality Trait
in a Therapy Dog
What's the difference between a Therapy Dog
and a Service Dog?
Video of 5 Different Dogs Accepting Petting
- which one is most like your dog?
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
Canines for Therapy assessment.
Dogs must be
BEHAVIORALLY HEALTHY and not have aggression issues
with other dogs.
Dog must have passed the
Good Citizen test, with or without the Gentle
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.
note: These classes sometimes fill up two months
ahead of start date. Please send in your application
- $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.
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
||Once a week for 7 weeks;
first class is orientation, without dogs
Offered / Instructor:
- Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm;
- Thursday 9:00-10:00am;
- Saturday, 4:30-5:30
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