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I have two registered therapy dogs. A Shih-Poo and a Rottweiler. They are registered wtih Therapy Dogs, Inc.(TD,Inc.), the Delta Society and also have their CGC. These groups provide liablity insurance (i.e. TD,Inc. $5,000,000). Go to the following web sites to get all the info including how you and the dogs are tested:
Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is another but I have no info on them.
I favor TD,Inc. as I am a Tester/Observer for them and are more"social" than Delta.
Delta is more command driven where as Therapy Dogs,Inc. is more temperament driven.
I have learned through 10 years experience in pet therapy that almost all facilities require some sort of liabilty coverage, particularly hospitals and schools.
It is very rewarding for the handler and the dogs love it as much as do the folks they visit!
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