Therapy Prep for Certification


Price: $50.00
Dates: 3 week class beginning Sunday, August 11 with last class on Sunday, August 25. (First class is without the dog)
Time:  3:00-4:00 PM
Location: Rehab area of Cheat Lake Animal Hospital, 286 Fairchance Road, Morgantown, WV
Instructor: Cindy Luster
Class Size: 3
Prerequisite: dog must be 1 year of age or older

The Alliance for Therapy Dogs ( has requirements that each dog/handler team must meet before being registered by this organization.  These requirements are described in more detail in the blog post on therapy dogs on this site Click Here.
Handlers must have a completed background check prior to completing this program.  It is recommended that this process be started as soon as possible.  Please go to to download the forms and start the process before the first class.


Apply For Class


I hereby waive and release Hi Joy Hills K9 LLC its trainers, and agents from any and all liability of any nature, or injury, or damage which I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog, and I expressly assume the risk of such damage or injury while attending any training session, or any other function, of Hi Joy Hills K9 LLC or while on the grounds or the surrounding area thereto.


In consideration of, and as inducement to the acceptance of my application for training membership by Hi Joy Hills K9 LLC, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Hi Joy Hills K9 LLC, its trainers, and agents, from any and all claims by any member of my family or any person accompanying me to any training session or function of Hi Joy Hills K9 LLC or while on the grounds or the surrounding areas as a result of any action of any dog, including my own.


I waive my rights to assert any claim for loss, cost injury or damages against the Owner of Cheat Lake Animal Hospital’s property and/or Hi Joy Hills K9 LLC, their officers, agents, trustees, directors, employees, present and future, arising from, related to, or in any way connected with Hi Joy Hills K9 LLC’s use of the Cheat Lake Animal Hospital property for dog training classes.




A health certificate must be reviewed by the instructor prior to entry into the class.  Please download this FORM for your veterinarian to complete or bring a recent receipt detailing current vaccinations.  The dog will not be able to participate in class unless vaccinations are up to date.  PLEASE BRING THE HEALTH CERTIFICATE OR RECEIPT TO ORIENTATION.

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