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)
  3. Click on Sign Up
  4. Choose your course on the left, add it to your cart, and check out to complete the transaction

You are now registered to take the course you selected. Contact Us with any questions.

*If you are a current volunteer with Pet Partners, when you login below 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?

Prospective volunteers are invited to attend a one-hour informational webinar (online interactive presentation) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program. Sessions cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet. Led by experienced volunteer Susan Tiss.

2016 Schedule

Volunteering in Hospice Settings

  • Tuesday, October 25th at 4 p.m. Pacific / 7 p.m. Eastern Register

Volunteering with Your Pet

  • Tuesday, December 13th at 5 p.m. Pacific / 9 p.m. Eastern Register

None of these dates work for you? Watch a recorded version linked below or sign up for our newsletter to be kept informed of all upcoming educational opportunities.