Any dog lover can testify to this truth and science backs it up with ample evidence. By their companionship alone, dogs reduce our blood pressure, slow our heart rates, accelerate healing, and provide immeasurable comfort.
We want to bring the healing effect of dogs’ unconditional love into the lives of more people.
We can help you connect with a local professional trainer in your area so that you can become special agents with in the K9to5 Therapy Dog Agency.
The professional trainer will help you through each step of the process and answer any questions. We are also here for any questions you might have.
Safety is our number one priority. To be successful, dog therapy visits need to be safe and enjoyable for everyone, including the dog. Using our unique Stability Standards, our evaluators assess both the temperament and obedience skills of dogs to ensure all our canine therapy team members are well suited to the job.
We want therapy dog work to be affordable to as many people as possible, but without sacrificing safety. That’s why our organization is built on a model that allows for high safety standards at a affordable cost.
Any certified dog trainer with current business insurance can sign up to become an evaluator with us (provided they are not already involved with another dog therapy organization). That means thousands of qualified people across the country—and the opportunity for you to become a therapy dog special agent regardless of where you live.
Behavior/Body Handling (if a negative reaction that is an automatic failure)
Approaching the residents
How you interact with the residents
2. How you handle stress?
3. How you handle your dog