Become a R.E.A.D. Team
Share your wonderful animal companion, your love of children, and your love of reading by becoming a R.E.A.D. team.
All R.E.A.D. teams are required to be a registered team with a therapy animal registry. The national registries that are common in Minnesota are Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society), Therapy Dogs International, and Therapy Dogs Incorporated.
If you are already a registered therapy team, consider these qualities of what a good R.E.A.D. team looks like, so you can decide whether this might be a good fit for you and your therapy companion.
Qualities of a Good R.E.A.D. Therapy Animal
Qualities of a Good R.E.A.D. Human Teammate
If this sounds like a good fit for you and your therapy animal, great! The next step is to participate in a R.E.A.D. workshop or complete the self-study program. If you have any questions, contact Nancy.
If you are interested in becoming a registered therapy team, refer to one of the national therapy animal registration sites listed above or access additional information on local training resources through Minnesota Therapy Animals.
Becoming a R.E.A.D. Team
Becoming a R.E.A.D. Team training video introduces the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program and covers the topics of obedience, advanced skills, training and children's books.
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