Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program - Courses & Evaluations

This course listing includes available dates for courses and evaluations which are part of Pet Partners' curriculum and are presented by licensed Pet Partners Licensed Team Evaluators/Instructors.

The Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a volunteer program that trains only the handler, screens and 'registers' (we do not certify) volunteers and their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities. Pet Partners does not offer obedience classes.

Can't find a Course or Evaluation in your area?

To find a course or evaluation nearest you, begin by clicking on your state below.

Please note
: Not all of our Licensed Instructors and Team Evaluators list their upcoming training courses or evaluations on our Courses and Evaluations Calendar. If you cannot find a training course or evaluation session coming up in the next four months, the next step would be for you to contact directly the nearest Licensed Instructor or Team Evaluator to find the date and cost of their next scheduled training course or evaluation session.


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You can also search for Instructors & Evaluators in your area by using the green buttons on the left side of your State's calendar page.

Course and Evaluation Descriptions

  • Pet Partners Handler Course (Step 1 to becoming a Pet Partner)
    Learn the skills needed to visit safely with your animal in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms, and other facilities. Successful completion of this course, in instructor-led or online format, is required for registration as a therapy animal team. For information about the Pet Partners® Handler Course click HERE.
  • Pet Partners Team Evaluation (Step 3 to becoming a Pet Partner)
    The Team Evaluation process evaluates the animal/handler team, how well the handler interprets and manages the animal's behavior, and how well the animal responds to the handler. This a required step on your way towards becoming a registered therapy animal team. For more information about the Team Evaluation process click HERE.

Are you a Team Evaluator, Pet Partners Instructor or Team Evaluator Instructor?

Please register with our Online Community to submit courses and evaluations to these calendars.


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