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Training and Registration
Pet Assisted Therapy Foundational Training is integrated into private training and coaching at Dog Talk Training and Wellness. All pups/dogs need Basic Manners and Socialization while learning to become a Registered Therapy Dog Team.
We encourage you to choose trainers/coaches who are aware of the needs of becoming a successful pet therapy team. Basic socialization and manners, gradual desensitization to sights, sounds and smells helps to grow happy, healthy and confident dogs, while integrating training, with the tools learned in class, into daily living and learning -
If you need additional mentoring to increase confidence or practice before a team evaluation, call 603-
Professionally, we want teams to be confident, empowered and believe in themselves wherever they happen to visit or be with their dogs. It is all about the relationship and awareness of what’s going on around us and our dogs. Per Pet Partners if there is familiarity with the facility a team will pass with “predictable”.
Pets considered for a therapy program must enjoy interactions with people and be safely manageable in stressful situations. Owners/handlers will be engaging with staff, patients, family members, parents, and oftentimes, disenchanted people who don’t get “why a pet is in the facility”. Learning to carefully defuse stressful situations is a skill that bodes well if you are interested in pet assisted therapy. Dogs rely on us to guide them in situations where you may need to calm the chaos, redirect or manage interactions.
Becoming a Registered Pet Partner Team is a journey about relationship and process, one that is well worth the effort, if your intention is to share your pet with others and enjoy your dog’s company for a lifetime.
When you are ready to become a team, and book a Team Evaluation with New England Pet Partners, journey below for a summary of steps. Please read:
Please read How to become a Registered Pet Partner
Refer to the Online Pet Partner’s Team Handler’s Course
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-
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Licensed Team Evaluators
Team Evaluations De-
To become a Registered Pet Partner Team you and your dog (pet) must:
For prerequisites, training and practicums to become a Licensed Team Evaluator or Instructor please visit Pet Partners.
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