A friend with a very well behaved and trained lab asked if I knew how to get certified to be a therapy dog. Can anyone tell me where she should go - or what type of agency to contact. And what's involved in getting certified would be a great help also.
They will help find local evaluators. I found mine at my local kennel club. The test itself is an extended version of the AKC CGC test.
Dani, Rider & Rookie
SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC
Member Since 6/2003
I took a theapy certification class with Simon. Sadly, we had a vacation planned the week of the final test, so we didn't get to take it.
Honestly, though, I'm not thinking he would have passed. Our evaluator/teacher is VERY strict. The test is much harder than it seems on outward appearances!
Good luck to your friend. It's a very noble pursuit!
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever