Courses


Pet Partners Handler Course


To become a registered Pet Partners therapy animal team you must complete a sanctioned Pet Partners Handler course before you and your animal partner are evaluated. 

The Therapy Animal Handler online course is where you begin your Pet Partners journey. It provides information and training that will prepare you to volunteer effectively with your animal as a Pet Partners therapy animal team in a variety of environments. Prior signing up for the online Therapy Animal Handler Course, please check to see if your animal meets the health requirements. This course takes the place of the handler workshop, which is no longer available. Passing the online handler's course allows you to take the next steps to becoming registered. The handler online course is offered through the national organization. 
CLICK HERE to learn more about the program. You will need to create an account on the national site to access details about purchasing the online course.  The cost of the online course is $70 and is paid to the national organization, Pet Partners.

Animal Training

Pet Partners and Pet Partners of Southern Arizona do NOT offer classes to help you train your animal partner. You may train your animal partner on your own or with a trainer of your choice.