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Therapy dogs are required to be calm, friendly, obedient and healthy, and they must register with a group that represents therapy dog teams. Any breed of dog is eligible to become a therapy dog. Timid dogs or dogs with a... More »

In order to certify a therapy dog, the handler must enroll the animal into the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Program as well as finding and enrolling in an organization that trains and certifies dog therapy teams. The therap... More »

One requirement for a physical therapy degree is the completion of a bachelor's degree in a health-related field. To enroll in a doctoral program in physical therapy, a student must first have completed certain prerequis... More »

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Although there are many ways to make your dog a therapy dog, DogChannel.com notes that it is primarily a matter of carefully considering your dog's traits and behaviors, as well as your own ability to handle being in pub... More »

Training a therapy dog involves finding a reputable organization that trains therapy dogs, undergoing an evaluation and then going through the appropriate training. Therapy dogs are either trained for animal-assisted the... More »