Class Description

If you have a friendly well-mannered dog, any breed or mix, and are an owner/handler who has a desire to share your dog with others in a volunteer capacity, you may be interested in becoming certified as a therapy dog team.

We will spend 4 weeks practicing everything you need to do for the therapy dog testing. All classes will be held at Precision K9 with the exception of the 3rd class which will meet at Farm and Fleet to get some store socialization.

All teams will be certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs by Pam Booras a Tester/observer for ATD. The certification will take place separate from the class. All teams will set up specific times with Pam when they are ready to test.

This class is being offered for people that would like to get more practice and a better understanding of what is expected of a therapy dog team. This class is NOT mandatory in order to test and certify with ATD. As long as your dog is 1 year of age you can contact any Tester/Observer for ATD to get your certification in motion if you believe you and your dog are ready to be tested. Taking this class does NOT guarantee your certification. Class size is limited.

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For questions text or call Pam at (815) 228-2461

Class Curriculum


Intermediate Obedience or an evaluation prior to the beginning of class is required.
NOTE: Prerequisites are NOT required in order to test as a team with ATD, just for this class.

Age Requirements

1 year of age and older

Class Duration

Four sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs


Precision K9 Training
411 W Main St
Ottawa, IL 61350



Advanced / Therapy Dog Prep class will be held on the following day:

  • Monday 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Pam
    Starting Date:

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