dogs must be at least one year old, well-socialized, non-aggressive
and immaculately groomed. They must be licensed, current on all
inoculations, and have successfully completed basic obedience
training. Handlers must be at least eighteen years old, attend
an orientation and make two visits with current members. The
handler/dog team must then pass our two-part test.
are evaluating you and your dog. You must have your dog under
control at all times during the evaluation.
I of our test evaluates the dog's temperament and reliability
in the type of experiences encountered on a regular visit (exposure
to other dogs, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.) Part II verifies that
the handler can control the dog through a demonstration of basic
obedience skills, including a 90 second sit/stay and 90 second
Once those criteria
have been met, the handler/dog team may register with Comfort
Caring Canines and proudly wear the Comfort Caring Canines Registered
Therapy Dog tag.
Usually orientations and evaluations are
offered three times a year (fall, winter, and spring). As dates
are scheduled for these events, they will be posted to the web
site. For a most up to date listing, please refer to our events