Registration is now open for the March Team Evaluation!
Scroll down below for details on how to sign up.
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.
All events will be held in compliance with COVID-19 protocol.
Team Evaluation 2021 Dates
March 6, Nashville
Registration is now open for the March date! Log into the Pet Partners Volunteer Center to sign up.
May 15 tentative
August 21 tentative
September 18 tentative
November 6 tentative
December 4 tentative
To register, sign into your Pet Partners Volunteer Center account and click on "Courses and Events" to follow registration prompts. After you have registered, approximately one week prior to the evaluation, the Evaluator will contact you to confirm a testing time. Plan for approximately 45 minutes to check in and complete the evaluation.
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 evaluations.
Therapy Animal Handler Workshop 2021 Dates
March 27 tentative
June 12 tentative
August 7 tentative
October 16 tentative
The full-day Therapy Animal Handler Workshop satisfies the Handler Course requirement to register for a Pet Partners Team Evaluation. This in-person course is a full-day event and lasts 8 hours.
For 2021, the price of the Workshop is $50 (payable the day of class) and
includes a hard copy of the Handler Manual.
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.
For more information on how to become a registered Pet Partners handler, click here.