Weekend Workshop

Animal Assisted Therapy Weekend Training Workshops
Introductory and Advanced

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Want to be able to volunteer or work with your pet in the community, school, hospital, nursing home, etc.? These workshops are designed for volunteers, professionals and students.

Weekend workshops are usually offered once per year in the Spring. Persons from a variety of health, mental health, or other human services fields can benefit from this training. The introductory workshop trains persons to work with their pets to provide animal assisted educational and social activities on a volunteer level. The advanced workshop trains persons to work with their pets to provide professional therapeutic and educational services.


University of North Texas, Denton, TX.


Dr. Cynthia Chandler, Professor, Counseling Program, UNT.


To register for one of Dr. Chandler’s workshops please visit the Pet Partners' website and check the Calendar of Events.

For more information: Call (940) 565-2910 or e-mail cynthia.chandler@unt.edu.

For mental health professionals, you will receive contact hours of continuing education for LPC, NBCC, LMFT, TAADAC(R).

The introductory workshop is a Pet Partners Team Training. For more information about being a Pet Partner Team see the website www.petpartners.org.

To pass the team evaluation your dog must sit, stay, come, down, walk politely on a leash and be calm and friendly during all required tasks. Other pets must be friendly and well mannered.


For pet evaluation bring the pet that you want to work with along with a photo copy of the rabies vaccination certificate and a grooming brush the pet is familiar with (if dog or cat). Please bring no pets to workshops.