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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Although there are many ways to make your dog a therapy dog, 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 »

To offer therapy dog services, the handler should write a letter to the facility describing the dog’s training and the benefits of a visit by a therapy dog. If the dog and handler have completed testing to be registered ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the United Kennel Club (UKC) list the breeds recognized by each club in alphabetical order. The Dog Breed Info Center website has an alphabetized list of the breeds recognized by t... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

To get a therapy dog, you must determine the type of dog needed and find a suitable organization. The American Kennel Club has a list of approved organizations. While there usually isn't a cost, therapy dog organizations... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs