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An 8 Week training course designed to get you and your pet ready & certified by National Capital Therapy Dogs for volunteer activities and public services.

Due to continued COVID restrictions, we cannot hold our indoor classes at the hospitals or senior living facilities at this time.

I will hold Virtual Hybrid classes - 4 sessions via Zoom & 4 sessions (weather permitting) at the park. 

We're looking forward to seeing you all again as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding-Beth Peterson


Beth Peterson has offered positive methods of animal education in enjoyable, safe and FUN working environments - with emphasis placed on developing effective communications between pet and person - since 1975. Beth has over 45-years of animal husbandry experience, a lifetime of working with animals from shelter death-row dogs to nationally ranked Champions of conformation, obedience & rally to active Therapy Dogs earning their highest AKC awards (Over 600 visits - Therapy Dog Supreme) while helping people develop better relationships with their companions.


Our new Group Zoom classes are limited to 8 teams, meet an hour a week for 8-weeks, for the total fee of $100.00, to include an evaluation at the end of class. Beth is available for private consultations & in-your-home sessions. Please contact her through this site or at for more information!

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