The American Kennel Club will not certify therapy dogs. Instead they have chosen a handful of dog certification organizations. The Dog Knowledge Therapy and Service is proud to have been selected as one of the therapy certification organizations. We are the only organization recognized in Charlotte, North Carolina and one of 85 organizations recognized across the nation. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
Once The Dog Knowledge Therapy and Service has certified your dog for therapy, you must document with AKC 50 hours of community service. At that time your therapy dog will earn the AKC title.
A trained therapy dog needs to have a wonderful temperament and enjoy being around strangers, children and the elderly.