Therapy dog - how do you go about getting them certified to do this ?
And is there a certification process ?
I have a sheltie who is a really well behaved, sweet boy. I have been doing obedience and agility training with him and he has been doing well with it, but better with the obedience.
This little guy is a real love bug - the neighborhood kids adore him, and he is reserved and mannered around people but not typical sheltie scardy cat.
So I was thinking of looking into getting him certified as a therapy dog - the kind that visits senior citizens, or that visits kids in the hospital. I (of course!) think he would be perfect for something like this, but I want to have an objective evaluation of him for this type of thing. I have no idea how to start or where to get him certified (or even if there is an official testing process).
So where do I start ? I really have no idea.