Therapy Dog Training

Be a Certified Therapy Dog

*Therapy Dog classes and evaluations are not available at all locations

We are Certified Trainers for Therapy Dogs United

What is a Therapy Dog?

Therapy Dogs are used to help other people (not the handler) feel better in stressful situations.  Therapy Dog teams must have their CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification, as well as a Therapy Dog Evaluation administered by a qualified evaluator from specific Therapy Dog Organizations, such as Therapy Dogs United. These dogs do not have public access rights. They must register for time slots to go into certain places such as hospitals, schools, libraries, etc. Therapy Dogs can be scheduled to comfort college kids during finals, help people mourn during tragedies, give comfort to those in hospitals, and kids can read books to dogs in the library or schools. 
All breeds can be a Therapy dog. We have found that labs, golden retrievers, all small breed dogs, and other non protective breeds do best for this role. But it really depends on a dogs temperament, not the breed. One of our personal German Shepherds is a certified Therapy Dog!
Visit Therapy Dogs United’s website for more information.
Therapy Dog Group Class 

Some locations offer a group class designed to prepare your dog to pass the Therapy Dogs United evaluation. The class is 7-weeks long, with the final week being the evaluation. 

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Learn about our approach to dog training

In-Home Dog Training

We come to you and train in the dog's home

Stay & Train

Leave your dog with us and we'll do all the training

Group Classes

Our small Group Classes are unlike others

Virtual Dog Training

Train your dog online with one-on-one coaching​​


We go on adventures with our clients and their dogs

Canine Good Citizen

We can certify your dog as a Canine Good Citizen

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Therapy Dog

We can certify your dog as therapy dog