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How to Become a Therapy Animal Team With Silver Paws


Step 1

Obedience Training 


Step 2

Successfully Pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test


Step 3

Attend Silver Paws Volunteer Orientation


Step 4

Attend Silver Paws Therapy Team Development Course


Step 5

Successfully Pass Silver Paws Hands-On-Practicum


Step 6

Successfully Pass the Canine Therapy Team Evaluation


Step 7

Attend at least 3 visits as a Silver Paws Rookie Team 

(These visits are to be completed with a Silver Paws mentor team.)



As a newly Certified Therapy Animal Team you and your animal can now begin making Animal Assisted Activity and Therapy Program visits.


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