pet therapy dog training

 For Dogs 6 months and over $200 ($20 discount for existing clients)
Starts Sunday, September 29, 4:00 pm
Limited to 6 Dog/handler teams, 5 week class  

14026 W 135th Street, Olathe, KS, 66062  ​(Map Below)

Please note: The prerequisite for this class is completion of the Basics 2 Class. 

Interested in Pet Therapy work but not sure where to start?  You should start here.  

Therapy pets, once certified by Pets for Life, complete monthly visitations to nursing homes, hospice organizations, hospitals, and the list goes on and on.  Make no mistake about it, it takes more than training to earn your Pet Therapy certification.  Most importantly, you and your dog must enjoy interacting with all types of people in all types of environments. 


Sound like something you and your dog would enjoy?  Let us help you get started.

Please note, all Pet Therapy classes are taught under the guidance of Sharon Woodrum, the owner of Personable Pets and the current Pets for Life Program Director. ​During the Pet Therapy class, we will cover all items required for the Pets for Life Volunteer Team evaluation including:

  • The Walking Wait
  • Exposure to wheelchairs and walkers
  • Loose Leash Walking with directional changes
  • High Value Leave Its in Leave It Alley
  • Extended Stay and Place with Distractions.  A lot of distractions!
  • Greeting People without jumping​​
  • Greeting people in wheelchairs and walkers


Click here to view class videos.


The Pet Therapy class isn't all about the dog.  We will spend a lot of time explaining why the skills are important and how you can use them in everyday life and on pet therapy visits.  We also limit class size to 6 handler/teams to make sure everyone receives personal attention.

So what are you waiting for?