Enhancing Well-Being and Education with Pet Assisted Therapy


How to Become a Registered Pet Partner Team


New England Pet Partners is no longer offering the Pet Partners Team Handler’s Course.

We may in the future.


Pet Partner Team Handler Course Online - visit Pet Partners  


The PP Handler Course can be taken as an in-person workshop or on-line course through Pet Partners. Handlers learn how they can support their animal before, during, and after visits, and prepare for a team evaluation.


Engaging with a variety of staff, clients and visitors can be stressful. The course clarifies ways to help you and your animal partner de-stress, plan, organize, and interact with a variety of clients in various environments. Real life applications of the standards/best practices of the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program are covered.


The workshop is a hands-on approach, encouraging participation, and recommended because of the connections with other handlers, role playing, and the benefit of asking questions of the instructors and guest teams.