Join STAR Therapy Dogs for an overview of what is involved in becoming a therapy team. We discuss how to become a member of a national registry, explore venues for you and your dog to serve throughout the community and stress the importance of relevant laws and rules you are required to follow. Join us for the fun roleplaying exercise of presenting your dog on a visit to our mock nursing home, Cozy Acres. If you have ever wondered if you and your dog would make a good therapy team, this is the place to come to explore the possibilities and have all your questions answered.
We also offer shorter (half day) workshops at several campus locations of Trident Technical College.
Several times a year, we hold workshops for people who want to become therapy handlers. After nearly twenty years, STAR has a great many "alumni" working in the field!
These workshops are held at the Franke Home in Mt. Pleasant and at Trident Technical College in Moncks Corner and are a great way to learn more about becoming a registered therapy team!
Why a Workshop?
There are many ways to become a therapy team, and for almost twenty years S.T.A.R. has offered a helpful workshop – an overview of therapy work in all its different forms.
Dogs attending the workshop should have good manners and no aggressive behavior. (Please note that your dog does not need any prerequisites; passing the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is helpful but is not required.)
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How to register:
Pre-registration is required for all workshops and all classes are limited in size.
To register, email us at and we will be in touch with registration paperwork.
Please note - a completed registration form, a copy of the dog's rabies certificate, and payment are required to secure your place at the workshop.
Additional STAR therapy dog workshops are available through Personal Enrichment Programs/Continuing Education at Trident Technical College. Dates and campus locations for those workshops are available at www.tridenttech.edu/ce or call 843-574-6142.
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