Membership in Caring Canines Therapy Dogs, Inc.
is open to all. The minimum age requirement is age 16. All dogs must be at least one year of age and current on all vaccinations,
specifically rabies, distempter and bordetella. A Veterinarian signed health release is required.
certification process begins with an initial meeting with one of our staff Evaluators. A test will be given to evaluate
dog and handler as a team. A minimum of four separate visitations wil be made to medical facilites so our Evaluators can observe
the dog and handler .
In additon to the above, each dog is required to
pass the Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Test.
CGC is a 10 step certification program designed
to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
All dogs that
pass the CGC test will be awarded a certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC).
more information on the 10 step test please see tab marked CGC.