Teaming with your dog in animal-assisted activities


Standards and Best Practices in Animal-Assisted Interventions


Professional Development in Human-Animal Interactions (HAI) and Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI)


Your dog and you


Canine Body Language


Training Resources

  • Heeling House in Sterling, VA offers preparatory classes for therapy dog work

  • Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville, Maryland offers training classes and free webinars


Humane Education

  • RedRover offers a training program and curriculum to be used in classrooms to teach children empathy and compassion for each other and animals

  • HEART provides humane education resources for teachers and communities


Additional therapy dog groups