Sample Workshop Agenda

Day One

Experiential activities with Certified PTDC Dogs 

​Multiple role plays catered to participants' needs

The use of metaphors

Impact on the therapeutic environment

Who benefits?
Canine Calming Signals and body language

Training tips

What makes a good therapy dog?

Handling Skills (risks versus benefits)

Ethics and AAT

Good practice standards

Policies and Procedures


Watch an actual test/Test items

Sample Agenda

Dedicated to the enhancement of animal assisted therapy.

Day Two


Exclusionary Criteria

Cultural considerations

Treatment planning

Specific Diagnosis and Individualized AAIs

Creative animal assisted interventions

Group Curriculum

Evidenced based practices- CBT, MST, MI, DBT

Multiple role plays catered to participants' needs

Animal abuse and the LINK

Books and games



Case Examples

Strengths & Weaknesses of different types of therapy dogs

Complete evaluation form on workshop