Therapy dog education
A proven approach
The Therapy Dog Association of Switzerland has trained therapy dog teams since 1992. A proven, individual, and regulated training program is the cornerstone of our educational approach. Our teams must pass two practical and one theoretical exams - where the abilities and knowledge which will bear fruit in future visits are tested. The course fees are CHF 450.00 (CHF 50.00 for both the entrance and final exams, as well as CHF 350.00 for classes).
The future team must meet the following requirements:
- The dog must be no younger than two and no older that seven years old.
- The dog displays good basic obedience - the result of canine education courses.
- The owner must be at least 18 years old and be willing to work on a volunteer basis.
- The owner and dog must have lived in the same household for at least one year.