Handler Workshops & Team Evaluation
Therapy Animal Handler Workshop and Team Evaluation dates will appear on the
Pet Partners Volunteer Center calendar and go live for registration approximately 30 days prior to the event date.
If you do not have a Volunteer Center account, click here for information on how to create one.
Workshop and Evaluation venues rotate between Davidson, Sumner, and Williamson Counties,
and the city will be noted on the Volunteer Center calendar.
Dates are tentative and require at least 4 people to sign up for event to proceed.
Team Evaluation Dates
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 in NASHVILLE
To register, sign into your Pet Partners Volunteer Center account and click on "Courses and Events" to follow registration prompts. Once you register, the Evaluator will contact you to confirm a testing time the week prior to the evaluation. Plan for approximately 30 or so minutes to check in and complete the evaluation.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
This evaluation date will post on the Pet Partners Volunteer Center approximately one month prior to the evaluation date, and you may sign up at that time.
Social distancing and sanitization guidelines will be in place to comply with CDC guidelines and Pet Partners COVID-19 protocol.
Masks are required for all humans participating in the evaluation.
Therapy Animal Handler Workshop Dates
The full-day Therapy Animal Handler Workshop satisfies the Handler Course requirement to register for a Pet Partners Team Evaluation. For 2020, the price of the Workshop is $50 (payable the day of class) and
includes a hard copy of the Handler Manual.
Due to the pandemic, the previously scheduled workshops required cancellation. New dates TBA.
If interested in being alerted when workshops resume, please send an email to email@example.com.
We hope to hold one more workshop before the end of the 2020 year.
Therapy Animal Training
Pet Partners only provides training for the handler and does not provide animal training; however, there are a number of individual and group trainers in the Middle Tennessee area.
Additionally, Pet Partners collaborated with PetSmart to offer a 6-week Therapy Dog Training class
that is available nationwide. Contact your local PetSmart for class dates.
The Brentwood PetSmart in Cool Springs is offering a therapy dog preparation class starting on September 30 & October 30.
ask for trainer Christian Lowery to sign up for either 6-week session.
For more information on how to become a registered Pet Partners handler, click here.