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Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. Certification Standards
Only dogs (no other animals) are eligible for B&BTD certification and testing is open to all breeds. Dogs must be at least one year of age and must have lived with their owner for 6 months or longer.
Dogs that have been aggressively trained (Schutzhund, etc.) or have a “bite history” are excluded.
Our staff of Trainers and certified evaluators will work with you and your dog, and evaluate you to determine your potential as a certified therapy dog/ handler team. After the successful completion of at least four training sessions, we will assess your progress and if you are ready, we will schedule an evaluation and testing for certification. You will be tested under the guidelines and standards of The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. and Inland Empire Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Once certified, a whole world will open up to you; a world of volunteering, of sharing and giving, and a world where our dogs can make a miraculous difference in the lives of others. Certification is just the beginning of the wonders of this “Therapy Dog” adventure.
At Inland Empire Therapy Dogs, Inc. we believe in “relationship training”, where we help you to strengthen the bond between you and your dog to more effectively work as a team. Your dog will learn to feel more comfortable among other dogs and find his place in the pack as he builds a relationship with the other dogs. And as a team, you will form a relationship with the other teams in our organization and with the communities that we serve.
Bright and Beautiful Membership
All memberships expire and are due for yearly renewal on the membership anniversary; a renewal notice is mailed to all members one month before their expiration date.