Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet and experienced that joy of unconditional love, understanding, and acceptance, knows the value of a pet’s companionship. These qualities make animals, particularly dogs, ideal therapeutic visitors that bring smiles to patients in hospitals, calm travelers at airports, calm child witnesses during court proceedings, make good listeners for children learning to read, help victims of natural and man-made disasters, and newer emerging applications. This 4-hour class is for adults that want to expedite the process of becoming a registered therapy dog handler at the least cost. The class also prepares you for taking the live (with your dog) behavioral evaluation and the written online tests. Course includes an in-depth explanation of the entire registration process and strategies to help you choose a registering agency and environment that best matches your service interests. We combine lecture, demonstrations and videos of therapy dog evaluations used by different registering agencies. Please do not bring your dog to class.