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What is a Therapy Dog?

A therapy dog is a dog that performs a service for other people. Typical therapy dog tasks are going to nursing homes or hospitals to cheer people up. For your dog to qualify, he/she must be friendly with strangers, and with training, be able to work around a high level of distraction and to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc.

Research shows that therapy dogs can have a positive effect on a patient’s mood, stress, and pain levels during facility stays. Children, in particular, respond positively to therapy dogs. They are more motivated to participate in treatments, feel optimistic about the future, and experience an overall sense of calm when a certified therapy dog is present.

Therapy dogs can promote social interaction between individuals within communities that may not otherwise experience socialization typically. Therapy dogs offer unconditional love, non-judgmental interaction, reduce stress, anxiety, and loneliness and provide an overall positive distraction to ailments.

Goals for Your Therapy Companion


  • Socialization
  • Lower Pain Levels
  • Motivation
  • Provide Comfort
  • Decrease in Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Promote Healing
  • Increase Overall Optimism
  • Ease Loneliness


For full package details (with disclaimers) please reference our pricing page.


Therapy Dog

Therapy dog training is based on your dog's abilities

$3,195

A therapy Dog volunteers alongside you, where permitted, and provides comfort to others. Examples include cheering people up at nursing homes or hospitals.

A good therapy dog is naturally friendly with strangers, able to work around a high level of distraction (with training), and able to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc (with training)

  • LIFETIME SUPPORT!
  • Puppy Selection advice
  • Private, one-on-one training sessions in your home and the community 7 Sessions
  • Group park training 8 Months
  • AKC Training
  • Therapy bandana, ID Card, and Certificate of Training
  • An exclusive directory of therapy events and locations for you to donate your time
  • Come
  • Leash Manners (no more pulling)
  • Sit, Down
  • People Manners
  • Off, Wait
  • Quiet (stop barking and whining)
  • Load up in the car / kennel
  • Place
  • Make a friend
  • Choose a personalized greeting (high five, shake, hug, etc.)
  • Top-notch off leash obedience
  • Distraction Training

Our Balanced Theory

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.


  • Empowering Owners
    We empower Owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
  • Personalized
    We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
  • Environment Specific
    We train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
  • Supportive
    We support Owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
  • Involved
    We work with all members of the household.
  • Simplified & Customized
    We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
  • Continued Training
    Additional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
  • Lifetime Investment
    We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings
    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.

We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family. Read what our customers have to say and then give us a call!

I have tried other trainers in the DFW area— they do not compare to this company. When Tra told me that koda (Shetland sheepdog) would be off leash in 2 weeks… I did not believe him at all. Koda used to bark at squirrels, other dogs, pull on his leash a bit, but now he is a different dog. He used to be so nervous around scary noises, flag poles, dumpsters, and just about anything new. DTE really helped him grow his confidence and be the dog I knew he had the potential to be. As the owner you definitely have work to put in, but it is all worth it once you see the progress. I’m so thankful to Yuni and Tra. I cannot recommend them enough. They are great at responding, very transparent about what you need to do, and explain things really well.
— Carson Gonzalez
Posted October 7th 2021
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Within our first couple of weeks we saw a big difference. We still have a long way to go for our two boys that fight, but everyone has been great to work with. Tra and Uni are the best! They work well with our boys and are very clear with the training. It's a lot of work, but it pays off.
— Dawn Skinner
Posted October 7th 2021
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