Therapy Dog Workshop

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TLC’s Companion Paws Therapy Dog Workshops

Below you will find details and guidelines for the program.  Companion Paws Therapy Dog Certification is a two part process. The workshop is a mandatory pre-evaluation to assess you and your dog’s readiness for the final evaluation.  If your dog is not ready, you will be given tips and techniques to work on the “needs work” behavior with your dog and when you feel he is ready, you will register again for a pre-evaluation workshop.  When your dog has passed the workshop pre-evaluation, you will then complete the evaluation registration here for one of our scheduled evaluation dates.

Workshops $55
Evaluations $195 (includes vest, card, certificate, registration)

If your dog has gone through the workshop and has shown he/she is ready for the evaluation, please click here to go to the evaluation registration page.


  • Very well trained.
  • Very friendly.
  • Great with people of all ages and not aggressive to people or other dogs.
  • Dogs are expected to be clean and healthy with up to date vaccinations.
  • Bring proper leads and collars so your dog is always manageable in the group.
  • Minimum age of dog is 1.5 years old. There is no age limit on dogs for the workshop.

Everyone with TLC’s Companion Paws is a dog lover.  As such, we only qualify dogs who enjoy interacting with strangers to protect dogs who don’t from being over-stressed or forced into such activities.

To qualify as a therapy dog, the dog must have an up to date medical health records letter from his or her veteranarian and must have no aggression towards people or other dogs (including un-neutered male dogs).  For personal therapy dog certification, you must have a letter from your current mental health professional on letter head, with date, signature, your name and why a therapy dog would benefit you.

Summary of Workshop;

  • Accepting a Friendly Stranger
  • Sitting Politely for Petting
  • Out for a Walk (Walking on a close leash)
  • Walking Through a Crowd
  • Sit and Down on Command (Staying in one place)
  • Coming When Called
  • Reaction to Another Dog
  • Reactions to Distractions
  • Reaction to Medical Equipment
  • Leave It
  • Acclamations and Infirmities
  • Supervised Separation (time – one minute)
  • Say Hello

Pre Registration is required. Limit of 8 dogs per workshop.

Workshop Registration $55.00


  • Calgary
  • Edmonton

New Dates Coming Soon!

British Columbia

  • Penticton


March 6th, 2018 (4:00pm – 6:00pm) Full

April 16th, 2018 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Please complete the CPC Workshop registration form and payment below.

New British Columbia locations coming soon!


  • Guelph
    Workshop location Dogwood Centre dog training arena, 4424 Victoria Road South R.R.#1, Suite 3, Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0


April 21st, 2018 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

May 12th, 2018 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

June 2nd, 2018 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

  • Ottawa

New Dates Coming Soon!


  • Winnipeg

New Dates Coming Soon!


  • Saskatoon

New Dates Coming Soon!

New Brunswick

  • Moncton

New Dates Coming Soon!

Nova Scotia

  • Halifax

New Dates Coming Soon!


  • St. John’s

New Dates Coming Soon!


  • Montreal

New Dates Coming Soon!

Please complete the CPC Workshop registration form and payment below.

Congratulations, You have decided to enroll in TLC’s Companion Paws (Canada) Therapy Dog Workshop! We look forward to seeing you. The following is a two part process involving registering with The LifeLine Canada Foundation for a spot in the workshop and then completing the process by paying for the workshop to ensure your spot. Please do not forget to proceed to the payment part of the process after registering.


C.P.C. Therapy Dog Workshop Registration

  • Clicking 'Submit' will direct you to our Paypal payment page. A PayPal account is not required. All major credit cards accepted.


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