Have you ever wanted to be a certified therapy dog handler and bring joy and smiles to people in many different environments and types of facilities? In this one-day, 3-hour, adult, community college class, you will meet real-life therapy dogs and learn about what it takes to pass a therapy dog handler test at the least cost and most efficient way. Course provides a list of facilities recruiting therapy dogs in your area, leading certifying agencies, dog training tips and resources, and post-class support as you work toward your therapy dog certification. We combine lecture, demonstrations and videos of therapy dog evaluations used by different registering agencies. A comprehensive therapy handler resource guide, and post class instructor support is included in the course fee. Please do not bring your dog to class.
“Thank you for a very informative, engaging How to Become a Registered Therapy Dog Handler class at College of The Canyons. I got everything out of the class that I hoped for, and more. And Rudy, your therapy dog, was truly wonderful!” Carrie Jain, Licensed Speech Pathologist
“I wanted to reach out to you now that Audrey and I are an official Pet Partners handler team! I am so excited and truly thankful that I attended your How to Become a Registered Therapy Dog Handler class at Orange Coast College, and for all you did to guide me through the steps.” –Alyson Crabtree