test must be conducted by a TDI
following policies apply for dog/handler teams interested in taking
-Dogs must be a minimum of one year old to be tested.
-The dog must be healthy.
(Please see our
Registration Requirements Page for our Health
-The handler must be of good character.
-There is NO minimum age for handlers, but handlers under 18 must be
accompanied by an adult on visitations and the Registration Form
must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Associate Members and their dog(s) may not visit, be registered by,
or be active under the auspices of another Therapy Dog-related
visitation program, organization, or group other than
cannot register deaf dogs.
-The Evaluation begins as soon as the Evaluator is able to observe
you and your dog, not only when you are going through the test
requirements as a dog/handler team.
-Potential applicants are NOT required to take any Therapy Dog
classes. At the present time,
TDI does not offer or sanction any Therapy Dog
-If a handler wants to visit with more than one dog at a time, all
dogs visiting together must be tested at the same time. The team
must go through the entire test and work as one unit. All dogs
tested together in a mulitple dog test must have passed the TDI Test