I live in Colorado but I cant find a place to get training. Im really interested in it but its frustrating that I cant find anywhere to go to get the training I need.

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  1. Kirsten R

    A CGC is not required before taking a TDI test. It’s actually INCLUDED in the test. So getting one ahead of time just means taking it over again.
    The top three therapy dog programs in the U.S. are:
    Delta http://www.deltasociety.org
    TDInternational http://www.tdi-dog.org/
    TDInc http://www.therapydogs.com/
    To find a class near you, you have a few options. Check first with your vet’s office, local pet stores, dog/kennel clubs and shelters. If you don’t find anything that way, check the websites above to see if you can find an evaluator near you. That person may set up therapy dog classes or know what classes are available.
    If all else fails, Delta Society does offer a home study course with a nice handbook to walk you through all you need to prepare for the test.
    P.S. Therapy dogs and service dogs are two entirely different things. Therapy dog certification does not make a pet a service dog.

  2. sailoraq

    Therapy Dogs Internationalhttp://www.tdi-dog.org/
    You should get at least a CGC gold before applying for TDI. It’s a minimum requirement for my Service Dog candidates.

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