In order to successfully evaluate, register, and volunteer as a pet therapy team we recommend you attend a training class with your dog. There are several classes offered in Flagstaff (you are not obligated to take classes or attend events in-order to take the evaluation, register or sign-up with us).
In addition, Therapy Pets of Northern AZ hosts a number of Pet Partners evaluations in Flagstaff each year and participates in different events. Events, classes, and evaluation listed below:
Therapy Dog Class:
About the class: This is a 5-6 week session pet therapy class preparing you for the evaluation and volunteering with your pet. Classes are suitable if your dog has basic obedience (preferably passed a Canine Good Citizen Test) and is comfortable around other dogs.There are a number of classes being offered in Flagstaff*. You can read a full description and requirements for the class here.
Instructor(s): Cheri Engelhardt and Cinda Sawyer
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Canyon Pet Hospital (1054 E Old Canyon Ct, Flagstaff, AZ 86001)
Class cost: $120
Instructor(s): Alicia Gonzalez
Contact: email@example.com, (928) 213-1737
Location: PetSmart (1121 S Plaza Way, Flagstaff, AZ 86001)
Class cost: $119
*If you are a dog trainer offering Pet Therapy classes and want to be listed on our site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Therapy Dog Readiness Class:
About the Class: This class will provide you with basic pet therapy information and we will assess your dog’s skills and temperament. It will give you an idea if your dog is ready for the therapy dog class, or if they need more basic training first. It is suitable for dogs who have had some obedience training but need a review, training “touch-ups” or additional work in a group setting. Attend one or two sessions (we recommend taking both sessions if you feel you need extra training and preparation with your dog. You can also attend the first session, then decide if you want to attend the second one).
Next Class: We will not be offering a pre-therapy class this fall. We apologize for the inconvenience. Class cost: $20/session
Registration Renewal Review:
About the class: This is a 1 or 2 session brush up and review class for experienced and previously registered teams. The class provides basic training and therapy dog review, updates about new requirements, and evaluation readiness. Class is designed for teams that just need to renew their registration and take the evaluation again. Attend one or two sessions.
Instructor: Cinda Sawyer, email@example.com
Next Class: Contact above
Location: Canyon Pet Hospital. Class cost: $20/session.
Pet Partners Evaluation
Pet Partners Evaluation: Next evaluation will take place on December 1st 2018. Location will be sent upon registration. Sign-up with Pet Partners. Evaluation cost: $35. If you haven’t taken the evaluation we recommend signing-up for one of the the above classes. Read more about the evaluation on our Evaluation and Registration page. If you would like to volunteer, or attend the evaluation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Social and Educational Events
Next Event: Lights Parade
Date and Location: December 8th 2018 6-8pm
Meeting information: We will be marching with our Therapy Dogs at the Lights Parade this year! We will have a float, music, lights and of course, dogs! You do not need to be a registered team to march in the parade with us. Contact us at email@example.com if you would like to participate.
Rescue Roundup, Afternoon Social, Library talk and presentation.
Contact us if you have any questions about classes or events.