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THERAPY PREPARATION CLASS - This class is available to graduates of the Off-Leash Program or the Intermediate Class. Although the Canine Good Citizen Certification is not a requirement of a Registered Therapy Dog, we suggest you first achieve the CGC prior to the Therapy Preparation Class. 

The Therapy Preparation class will guide you and your canine companion through the necessary steps to become a Registered Therapy Team.     Therapy Teams have an opportunity to give back to their community in a variety of settings.  Therapy Dogs are welcome in Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Schools and a variety of other facilities.

The first meeting will be in a Canine Academy Training Center where we will educate you on the requirements of a Therapy Dog, by introducing your dog to wheel chairs, walkers and other distractions they will encounter. We will also supply you with the necessary information needed to register the dog for testing upon completion of the class. 

The next two meetings will be in actual Assisted Living Facilities. Your trainer will guide you and your dog as you introduce them to the residents and staff. 

The final meeting will be held back at the Canine Academy Training Center where you will practice the actual test that will be required prior to registration. We will also test your dog for the Canine Good Citizen "CGC" or the more advanced Community Canine Good Citizen "CCGC".

Lastly, we will coordinate your official testing date with Therapy Dog International "TDI".  The testing will be administered by a TDI Tester in Canine Academy's Training Center.

Graduates of this class that successfully obtain their CCGC will now be eligible to use our exclusive Board and Train services.

REGISTER NOW: Enrollment for this course is $309 and includes your Therapy Testing Fee.  Our classes are limited in size. This ensures that you and your dog will get individual attention. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable once the enrollment has been processed.  Call to request your enrollment package. (248) 236-0287

Want to get the most out of your Therapy Prep. Class?  We recommend that you take advantage of our Day Training Program available only to clients participating in our Dog School Program.


Birmingham and Oxford classes available.

$309.00  Advanced tuition due at enrollment.