AKC Therapy Dog Program   Training  Call 815.728.0559

Therapy dogs and their owners improve the lives of people in schools, hospitals and nursing homes. They volunteer to help better someones life.

The American Kennel Club program recognizes dogs and their owners who have volunteered to become a therapy dog team. AKC Therapy Dog Titles are given to those who are recognized by therapy dog organizations and have done the requre number of visits listed below. 


AKC Therapy Dog Novice (THDN). Must have completed10 visits.

AKC Therapy Dog (THD). Must have completed 50 visits.

AKC Therapy Dog Advanced (THDA). Must have completed 100 visits.

AKC Therapy Dog Excellent (THDX). Must have completed 200 visits.

AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD). Must have completed 400 visits.

This information is taken directly from the AKC Web Site for further detailed information visit the Site at,