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.
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.
Saturday, March 28 (canceled due to COVID-19)
Saturday, June 13 - Nashville (canceled due to COVID-19)
Saturday, August 8 - Gallatin (tentative)
Saturday, October 17 - Nashville
Team Evaluation Dates
After you register for a specific evaluation, one of the Pet Partners certified Evaluators will contact you approximately a week prior to the date to set an appointment time for your individual evaluation. Additional dates might be added--check back for any additions.
Saturday, January 25
Saturday, March 7
Saturday, June 20 (canceled due to COVID-10)
Saturday, August 15 (tentative)
Sunday, September 27
Sunday, November 15
Saturday, December 5
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.