Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.

AKC has a wonderful program which explains its purpose, how to earn a title, and Therapy Dog Organizations. Please explore AKC's Therapy Dog Program for starting your Sheltie in the world of Therapy Work!