Therapy Dogs International (TDI)

Training for TDI – Completion of the CGC classes will be the best preparation for the TDI testing. If you haven’t already taken our beginners class, that would be the perfect start and is a prerequisite for the CGC class (CGC is a prerequisite for the CGCA).

Independent Evaluation and Certification
The DMOTC offers its facility and advertises the testing as a public service. Therapy Dog International (TDI) testing is administered under the guidelines of the Therapy Dog International organization. Testing is done by independent, certified evaluators. Tests will be announced on the website.

2024 TDI Test Schedule
May 18th 4:00PM – Preregistration for TDI testing is REQUIRED and space is limited. To register for a scheduled test or ask questions about TDI testing, contact DMOTC TDI Coordinator, Lori Martindale at

BRING PROOF of current DHLP/Parvo vaccinations, and current rabies certificate.

NOTE: Test is limited to 15 dogs

Learn more about Therapy Dogs International (TDI)

A therapy dog, which is not the same as a service dog, is trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, etc.. Service dogs are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) giving them public access rights.