We are proud to announce that the Masonic Association of Service and Therapy dogs is now an AKC-recognized therapy dog registration and certification organization!
Being recognized by the AKC is both an honor and a testament to our excellence in therapy dog training and certification. We’d like to thank the AKC for designating us as a partner in this area.
M.A.S.T. now has the accreditation to certify dogs in order to be eligible to receive their AKC therapy dog titles.
To learn more about AKC recognition, visit here.
From the AKC: “Since the 1980’s, there have been significant advances in the field of animal assisted therapy and the use of therapy dogs. Organized therapy dog groups provide educational material to volunteers, they screen both volunteers and dogs, and they provide liability insurance for when the dog and handler are volunteering in a therapy setting.
Therapy dog certification organizations are the experts in this field. It is their dedication that has organized and advanced the work of therapy dogs and their efforts should be acknowledged and appreciated… A dog must be certified by one of these [recognized] organizations to be eligible to receive the AKC Therapy Dog title.”