Therapy Dogs of Rockland
A proud affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals
How you and your dog can become a TDRock Team!
This interview is your chance to ask questions as well as the time for us to make an initial determination of the suitability of you and your dog for this work.
Basic Team Training Workshop
This is a full-day training session, for humans only. This workshop will provide you with a solid foundation of information you will need to know to visit successfully with many kinds of clients in various facilities.
Cost is $110.00
You and your dog will be evaluated for appropriate skills and temperament, including the strength of your relationship, your social interactions with clients, and your ability to advocate for your dog.
Approximately 30-40 minutes
Cost is $35
Veterinary Health Screening
After passing the team evaluation, your dog must be screened by your veterinarian. We will supply all required forms. Vets often offer discounts for therapy dog examinations.
Vet cost TBD
Submit Packet to ITA
To submit the packet, you must complete an open-book (manual) test. This, along with other materials, must be completed within 30 days of your evaluation.
ITA membership is $60.00 for 2 years.
You and your dog will learn the procedures for working with and around patients and medical equipment, and observe experienced teams on visits.