Online Education

Interested in taking an online course?

It takes more than a great animal to create a meaningful and safe interaction with a therapy animal. Pet Partners is committed to creating rigorous and professional training experience to support handlers in providing AAI with a focus on safety and welfare considerations for both the client and the animal. We have several online courses available to the public, whether you are a prospective or current therapy animal team, professional practitioner or facility staff person.

Go to Courses

In our efforts to increase safe and effective animal-assisted interventions Pet Partners has recently introduced two new online continuing education courses, Canine Body Language, and Infection Prevention and Control which has been endorsed by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).  Given the importance of these topics and interest from healthcare facilities, we are currently offering a bulk purchase option. For bulk purchases email Brynna Morgan 



How to sign up for classes:

  1. Create an account or login by clicking button above*
  2. Click the View All Courses button (you will be redirected to the Training Center after login)
  3. Click on Sign Up
  4. Choose your course on the left, add it to your cart, and check out to complete the transaction
  5. Need help? Contact Us

*If you are a current volunteer with Pet Partners, when you login you will be redirected to the Volunteer Center where you will click the Training Center link to sign up for courses.


Interested in a free webinar to see if being a therapy animal team is right for you?

Have you ever considered volunteering as a therapy animal team? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend free, one-hour informational webinars (online interactive presentations) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program.  Led by experienced volunteers with the assistance of Pet Partners staff, these sessions will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet.

Please click here for technical requirements.

Volunteering with Your Guinea Pig

  • Monday, January 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. Pacific / 6 p.m. Eastern Register

None of these dates work for you? Watch a recorded version by clicking the play button for “Volunteering with Your Pet” below, or sign up for our newsletter to be kept informed of all upcoming educational opportunities.