The American Kennel Club Therapy Dog Title
We are delighted that the American Kennel Club has approved FPOW as an AKC recognized therapy dog organization!
The American Kennel Club has created a program recognizing the work of therapy dogs and their owners who have given their time and helped people by volunteering as therapy dog and owner teams. The AKC Therapy Dog Program awards official AKC titles to dogs who have worked to improve the lives of people they have visited. The goal of the program is not to certify dogs for therapy work, but, rather, to recognize the achievements of therapy dogs. Dogs can earn these titles if they have been certified as therapy dogs by AKC recognized therapy dog organizations and have performed a specified minimum number of visits.
The five titles to recognize therapy dogs are:
All dogs, including purebred dogs and mixed breed dogs, are eligible for the title.
There are three steps to the title application process:
You can find detailed information on the title and the entire application process, including all of the requirements and downloadable forms, at http://www.akc.org/dogowner/training/therapy/index.cfm.
When you earn the title, please let us know so we can celebrate too. Email your good news to firstname.lastname@example.org.