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
*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.
Have you ever considered volunteering as a therapy animal team? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend a free, one-hour informational webinar (online interactive presentation) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program. Led by experienced volunteer Susan Tiss with the assistance of Pet Partners staff, this session will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet.
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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.
45 minute overview of Volunteering with Your Pet that answers the question “What does it take to become a registered Therapy Animal Team with Pet Partners?”
Discover the amazing and colorful connection parrots and other birds can have as therapy animals registered with Pet Partners in this 35 minute presentation!
Spend a half hour learning how to become a registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Team with your cat.
This video, including an extensive question and answer session, provides an overview of becoming a Therapy Animal Team with your Mini Horse.
Discover what it takes to register as a Therapy Animal Team with a llama. The video is 52 minutes long and includes a question and answer period at the end.
Spend 22 minutes learning how experienced handlers can become Volunteer Team Evaluators for Pet Partner.