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Certified Therapy Dog/Animal Training Course

With the guidance of step-by-step lessons, you will learn to train your dog to be friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and at ease in all situations for visiting hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, schools and assisted living facilities.

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FULL PAYMENT

Was $449

Now $249

You Save $200

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Recognized in all 50 States of the USA,  the UK, and partially in Canada


About Therapy Dog Training Course

Are you looking forward to working with your dog to visit facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, or train your pet dog for various forms of assistance, with an emphasis on therapy training? This online therapy dog training course can be an excellent solution for you and your dog. Our online Certified Therapy Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience.

This course will help you learn: 

• the benefits therapy dogs can provide

• basic control for therapy work

• conditioning the dog to handling

• public access and a wide variety of specific animal-assisted therapy tasks

Who should study this course?

Friendly dogs and friendly owners who are willing to work as a team and get quick access to visit care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries, etc, and enrich the lives of people thereby interacting with them.

Dogs should be one year or older. Be house trained, vaccinated, and well-groomed.




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On successful completion of this therapy dog training course, you will

1. receive a qualified therapy dog, an official therapy dog ID, which will allow you and your dog to access care centers or other therapy dog allowed facilities. To view a sample of the award, please click here.

2. obtain a certificate issued by SERVICEDOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL: Therapy Dog Certificate. To view a sample, please click here.


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or task as a therapy dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained as a therapy dog, and that you are ready to pass any of the various certification tests after completing the course.



Lesson 1 Definition of Therapy Dogs

1 - Definition of Therapy Dogs

2 - Definition Regarding Therapy Dogs


Lesson 2 What Dogs can be Therapy Dogs?

1 - What breeds are best suited as therapy dogs?

2 - What about mixed breeds?

3 - Now for the question of male dogs versus female dogs.

4 - What Makes a Good Therapy Dog?


Lesson 3 Bond with Your Dog

1 - First Thing to Learn - Picking Up the Dog

2 - Understand Your Dog


Lesson 4 First Thing to Teach

1 - How A Dog Learn

2 - The Six Basic Commands For Therapy Dogs


Lesson 5 Correct Unwanted Behaviors

1 - Dog Pulling Leash

2 - Dog Jump on People


Lesson 6 Handlers Job

1 - Healthcare


Lesson 7 Therapy Dog Task Training

1 - Socialize Your Dog

2 - Accept Petting

3 - Allow Grooming

4 - More Tricks to Show Off


Lesson 8 Dog Therapy Application

1 - Dogs in care homes/institutions 

2 - Dogs in schools

3 - Dogs in hospitals 

4 - Risk Management


What's Included

All study materials

⊛ 8 lessons

⊛ 10 videos

⊛ 8 exams

⊛ 9hrs 13m time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

About Therapy Dog Training Course

Are you looking forward to working with your dog to visit facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, or train your pet dog for various forms of assistance, with an emphasis on therapy training? This online therapy dog training course can be an excellent solution for you and your dog. Our online Certified Therapy Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience.

This course will help you learn: 

• the benefits therapy dogs can provide

• basic control for therapy work

• conditioning the dog to handling

• public access and a wide variety of specific animal-assisted therapy tasks

Who should study this course?

Friendly dogs and friendly owners who are willing to work as a team and get quick access to visit care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries, etc, and enrich the lives of people thereby interacting with them.

Dogs should be one year or older. Be house trained, vaccinated, and well-groomed.




More Related Courses

On successful completion of this therapy dog training course, you will

1. receive a qualified therapy dog, an official therapy dog ID, which will allow you and your dog to access care centers or other therapy dog allowed facilities. To view a sample of the award, please click here.

2. obtain a certificate issued by SERVICEDOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL: Therapy Dog Certificate. To view a sample, please click here.


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or task as a therapy dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained as a therapy dog, and that you are ready to pass any of the various certification tests after completing the course.



Lesson 1 Definition of Therapy Dogs

1 - Definition of Therapy Dogs

2 - Definition Regarding Therapy Dogs


Lesson 2 What Dogs can be Therapy Dogs?

1 - What breeds are best suited as therapy dogs?

2 - What about mixed breeds?

3 - Now for the question of male dogs versus female dogs.

4 - What Makes a Good Therapy Dog?


Lesson 3 Bond with Your Dog

1 - First Thing to Learn - Picking Up the Dog

2 - Understand Your Dog


Lesson 4 First Thing to Teach

1 - How A Dog Learn

2 - The Six Basic Commands For Therapy Dogs


Lesson 5 Correct Unwanted Behaviors

1 - Dog Pulling Leash

2 - Dog Jump on People


Lesson 6 Handlers Job

1 - Healthcare


Lesson 7 Therapy Dog Task Training

1 - Socialize Your Dog

2 - Accept Petting

3 - Allow Grooming

4 - More Tricks to Show Off


Lesson 8 Dog Therapy Application

1 - Dogs in care homes/institutions 

2 - Dogs in schools

3 - Dogs in hospitals 

4 - Risk Management


What's Included

All study materials

⊛ 8 lessons

⊛ 10 videos

⊛ 8 exams

⊛ 9hrs 13m time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

No Breed, Size or Weight Restriction

Trained to perform work or task

Behave in public and under control of handler

Animal must be up to date with all vaccinations