190 Costello Dr., Winchester, VA 22602
16 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601
Winchester's Premium Professional Pet Training
Pet Partners Therapy Companion Animal Team Testing
While dogs are the animals most frequently used in Pet Partner Animal Assisted Therapy, we do test other species as well. Rabbits, cats, guinea pigs... even mini horses or donkeys, llamas and pigs can be Therapy Animals! To become a Therapy Team, you must take an onsite class seminar or the online course through Pet Partners, then schedule a Team Skills and Aptitude Evaluation. Find out more about this program from the official Pet Partners website!
We offer Skills and Aptitude testing on a quarterly basis: in March, June, September, December.
Are you interested in volunteering? Want to help your community by sharing your well behaved, happy dog with others?
We offer both AKC Canine Good Citizen classes and testing and therapy dog obedience training and testing through Pet Partners.
Often a precursor to Therapy dog testing, the Canine Good Citizen Test assesses the dog and handler team on skills like loose leash walking, remaining calm in the presence of another dog, sit, down, stay, come, handling by a new person, short separation from owner, and reaction to a distraction. Each class session practices the test items.
At the end of this class, your dog will be prepared to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test on the last day of classes. This program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Learn more here.
Your dog does NOT need to take or pass the Canine Good Citizen Test to apply for Therapy Dog testing.