Does your dog have what it takes to be a pet therapist? We evaluate and certify teams with The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. We also offer virtual classes for humans and their dogs to prepare them for for the test. This is also beneficial to those already certified as we discuss the role of the pet therapist in both short term and purpose-driven Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).
Congratulations on wanting to train your dog for pet therapy. In order to become a certified team with The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs you will be required to pass a test. You will also ned to study and follow the Guidelines which are required for all certified teams.
Therapy Dogs provide comfort to those they visit. They are not service dogs. All teams must pass a test and follow the Guidelines. Our therapy dog training includes training for this test and familiarizing handlers with the Guidelines. We also discuss Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and resources for those that want to learn more about this exciting field.
Dorice Stancher, MBA, CPDT-KA has more than 18 years as a therapy handler and has led the team at Camp Dream Street for children with cancer as well as presented at the Morristown Hospital Pet Therapy conference.
The Test https://golden-dogs.org/the-test/