Our Unique Training Methods

The training curriculum is straightforward and comprehensive. Yet, it provides the flexibility required by your individual training needs and objectives. We have set the standards that other organizations have attempted to copy and we are continually evolving the methods that yield effective training results and safety protocols for both you and your dog.


CTD employs only …

     🗸 Positive reinforcement and correction methods

     🗸 Audible (spoken and vocal) commands

     🗸 Visual hand signals

     🗸 Effusive, loving praise (which, along with treats) increases your dog’s responsiveness


Training will always be fun for you and your dog.


Classes are 60-90 minutes one time a week…But you will need to reinforce training every day.


[Covid Warning: While Certified Therapy Dog, Inc. typically trains in facilities where the dogs will be working, in the interest of safety for everyone involved, we have temporarily moved training to outdoor facilities. Classes are kept small, and we require masks and sufficient distancing between teams.]