HOW DO I BECOME A TEAM MEMBER?
Review the complete list of prerequisite requirements for K-9 Handlers and K-9s to register for the FFHSC Response K9 Training
Contact State Coordinator or designee to apply for registration or with any questions pertaining application process or prerequisite requirements
Register for next available training
I DO NOT HAVE A K-9?
K9s selected for this type of service must meet a temperamental test performed by the Dog Breeder, Animal Services or Animal Rescue programs if adopted. The dog must be subsequently Therapy Dog trained and the trainer you select will do a secondary temperamental test. Therapy dogs are not breed specific or size specific. The temperamental test is considered the best marker for choosing a suitable canine. We may be able to assist you to expedite if adopting from a rescue.
I ALREADY HAVE A K-9 BUT IT IS NOT TRAINED?
The Therapy Dog trainer you choose will advise if your canine is suitable for Certified Registered Therapy Dog training.
MY DOG IS ALREADY THERAPY DOG TRAINED?
If your K9 is already a Registered Certified Therapy Dog or when it does become certified in the future, you must submit proof of a training certificate with your registration for the FFHSC Response Canine Class and the Therapy Dog training agency must provide liability insurance coverage with their annual membership.