New England Pet Partners, Inc. 501c.3

Enhancing Well-Being and Education with Pet Assisted Therapy

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 invite you to visit Pet Partners Corporate and New England Pet Partners, Inc.501c.3. There are prerequisites for becoming a Registered Pet Partner 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 - Awareness Centered Training - ACT by Maureen Ross, MA.   

If you need additional mentoring to increase confidence or practice before a team evaluation, call 603-635-3647 to set up a coaching session. I am a Licensed Team Evaluator but I do NOT evaluate teams I have trained. We have several qualified Licensed Evaluators (scribes) at each event. We have been helping to create qualified registered pet partner teams for over 20 years!

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 or call 603-635-3647

Check NEPP’s Events Calendar and/or Pet Partners - for workshops and team evaluations through-out the USA.   

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Licensed Team Evaluators

Team Evaluations De-Mystified

To become a Registered Pet Partner Team you and your dog (pet) must:

  1.  Complete the Pet Partner’s Handler’s Course online  or a workshop. When you have your Certificate of  Completion you can
  2.  Book a Team Evaluation online at Pet Partners
  3.  If you choose NEPP - you must fill out our  Registration  Form so we can organize the  event.
  4.  NEPP TE Registration Form is located at Events  and online at Pet Partners.   
  5.  Team Scores are posted by NEPP Evaluators  within a day  of the Team Evaluation.
  6.  After passing a Team Evaluation, you have 90-days to get your Registration Package to Pet Partner’s online.   


For prerequisites, training and practicums to become a Licensed Team Evaluator or Instructor please visit Pet Partners.     

New England Pet Partners

Community Pet Partners #46489

 (New Hampshire).

How To Become a Registered Pet Partner Team