Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy is taking reservations for the FREE 2021 pet therapy training orientations.
Orientation Classes for 2022
One last abbreviated orientation will be held on November 19 and 26, 2022. If you would like to attend this orientation, contact 937-215-9172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in signing up for FREE pet therapy orientation, email email@example.com to sign up. The location for this training is Bethel Community Church of the Nazarene located at 4400 Osborn Rd, Medway, OH 45341.
Upcoming Pet Therapy Orientations
Best Friends Pet Therapy Orientation--FREE!
Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy conducts four orientation sessions each year at no cost to the participants. As a non-profit 501(c)3, Best Friends does not need to charge for pet therapy orientation like some other groups do to make a personal profit. Orientation sessions are gentle for the dogs. Teams are tested by approved Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) national testers/observers, who are animal professionals. One ATD tester/observer is also an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator who can administer the CGC, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC Community Canine programs.
ATD has a $5M liability policy that goes out with teams on all visits as long as the team has a current membership with ATD and are following ATD pet therapy rules. ATD does not make anyone use one's home owners' policy for liability insurance or have one purchase one's own liability policy.
Training participants DO NOT have to join Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy.
Successful teams are certified ATD pet therapy teams, which can travel throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico and be covered by the national ATD liability insurance.
ATD tested teams have full knowledge of Animal-assisted therapy (AAT), which is the planned inclusion of an animal in a patient’s treatment plan and Animal-assisted activities (AAA), which is the use of animals in recreational and visitation programs.
There is one phone call to make to receive help with all questions and concerns. Call Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy at 937-215-9172.
Orientations are held at Bethel Community Church of the Nazarene located at 4400 Osborn Rd, Medway, OH 45341.
must be at least one year old. The handler must have owned the dog or have known the dog for a minimum of six months.
We do not teach obedience to the dogs. Dogs that come to orientation need to be calm, friendly, and already able to take behavior commands by their owner. All dogs are screened at the first orientation to ensure the dog is appropriate for pet therapy activities.
Must attend all three orientations in the session.
are interested in going through pet therapy orientation with your dog, contact us at:
Or call us at 937-215-9172
ORIENTTION DATES FOR 2022 are noted above.
All orientations are held at Bethel Community Church of the Nazarene located at 4400 Osborn Rd, Medway, OH 45341, on Saturday mornings.
Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy is taking reservations for the FREE orientations. The dates for this class noted above. If you are interested in signing up for FREE pet therapy orientation, email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. The location may change from the published location.
All orientations are held in the mornings on the dates noted. There are two weeks of instruction with plenty of practice of what is learned during instruction. Then the third week is a mock test, which is conducted to ensure the team is ready for the Alliance Therapy Dog (ATD) test. https://www.therapydogs.com/index.html
Or call us at 937-215-9172