Pet therapy training classes for dogs start Nov. 6 at PetSmart


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and PetSmart are partnering to provide pet therapy training classes starting Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at PetSmart, 3211 Peoples St., in the Johnson City Crossing shopping plaza. Classes will meet weekly for six weeks at a cost of $109.

These classes focus on the skills needed to safely visit in hospitals and nursing homes with your dog. Therapy Dogs International certification is also required by MSHA in order to volunteer as a pet therapy team, and testing will be available. Dogs must be at least 1 year old to test and a current vaccination record is required.

To register or for more information, contact J. Van Cooper at 423-431-6681 or, or Fran Hutchins at 423-282-5568.

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