Therapy Dog Training

Therapy Dog Training Prep.
PrerequisitePassing the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test or previous obedience training
ForPurebred and mixed breed dogs
Location: Newbury
Course Length: 6 Weeks
Course Cost: See rates.
Ages: 1 year and older
This class will train you on the items that will be on the Therapy Dog International (TDI) Test. The test is given by TDI at various times throughout the year in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. To find out when the next available test is click on the link below:
Therapy Dogs International Upcoming Tests

Training Items Include:
Jack and Thunder
  • TDI Entrance -welcome & brief inspection
  • Check-in - out of sight
  • Getting around people
  • Sit and stay
  • Down and stay
  • Recall
  • Visiting a patient
  • Test reactions
  • Leave it 
  • Meeting another dog
  • Entering through a door
  • Reaction to children

Class Schedule for 2023
Next class: Depends on Enrollment

Click here to pre-register. We will email you when the next class series will start.

*Please note that there needs to be at least 3 people who register for a class. If there are not enough people that class will be canceled.

Please note: You will need to provide copies of Up-To-Date Vaccinations records :  Rabies, Distemper & Kennel Cough
Note: Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccination – given within the year but at least 10 days prior to the start of class.