Advanced Therapy Dog International (TDI) certification
Our Therapy Dog International (TDI) course – taught by our Senior Trainer, Mary Pat Jones – is the only TDI class taught in the downtown Chicago area, and our results have been amazing. The cost of this class includes training to prepare you for the TDI test, and the actual cost of the test, which is administered on the last night of class by a Certified TDI Evaluator. You and your pooch will really enjoy this class, and (once certified) you can both go to local hospitals and nursing homes to spread the joy and unconditional love that dogs give so freely!
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing, and registering therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions, and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
To belong to Therapy Dogs International (TDI®), dogs must be tested and evaluated by a Certified TDI Evaluator. To be eligible, a dog must be at least one (1) year of age and have a sound temperament. Each dog must pass a TDI Temperament Evaluation for suitability to become a Therapy dog. The test also includes evaluation of the dog’s behavior around people with the use of some types of service equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc).
Cost: $285 (includes cost of test)
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