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Are you interested in therapy dog work?

The American Kennel Club (AKC) offers a Therapy Dog Title program which recognizes the

necessary therapy work performed by dogs through accepted organizations.

The AKC Therapy Dog Title program recognizes AKC dogs and their owners who have given

their time and helped people by volunteering as a therapy dog and owner team.

  • The AKC Therapy Dog™ program awards official AKC titles to dogs who have worked to improve the lives of the people they have visited.

  • AKC Therapy Dog titles can be earned by dogs who have been certified by AKC recognized therapy dog organizations and have performed the required number of visits.

  • AKC does not certify therapy dogs; the certification and training is done by qualified therapy dog organizations. The certification organizations are the experts in this area and their efforts should be acknowledged and appreciated.

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