How to be a Therapy Dog?

by Nate Just

Dogs have to go through pre-screening.

-dogs temperament

-energy level

-friendly with people other dogs

Teddy the Airedale by Kristine Lacoste/Pets Advisor

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They have to go to school

They have to go to therapy class and learn:
  • basic commands
  • they pretend to go to a school or a hospital
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Going to get certified

Once your dog is done with the class it must be certified.The dog and owner must see the vet for medical and vaccine history.When done your good dog team!


It takes a fabulous well trained dog and caring, responsible handler to become a good dog team!