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Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy

Learn how to train your dog to become an Animal Assisted Therapy Partner.

Your dog should be at least 10 months old, have lived in your house at least 6 months and should respond to basic obedience commands (sit, down, stay, etc.) and be able to walk on a loose lead. Handlers must be 18 or older to attend the class.

The course is not a basic obedience class. It includes instruction on hand signals, getting your dog to work for others, and an introduction to the games used in our therapy work to help improve/enhance verbal and motor skills.

Violet Register early! The kids are waiting to meet you and your friendly dog!

This course is a requirement for membership in Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy.

FEE for 6 hours of instruction:
$100 for one handler
$150 for two handlers
Pre-Registration is required. Click here for a registration form.

More than 90% of Rainbow programs are conducted during weekday hours. The majority of these programs accommodate the special needs of children.

Please note: there is additional training required (no additional fees) to work in a Rainbow hospital program.

Upcoming Class Schedule
Dates are subject to change.

Fall Session 2018

Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy
6042 West Oakton Street

10:30 to 12:00
September 23, 30
October 7, 14
10:00 to 11:30
October 4, 11, 18
November 1
Class is full.
10:00 to 11:30
September 17, 24
October 1, 8
Class is full.
450 W Highway 22
Barrington, Illinois
9:30 to 11:00
September 22, 29
October 6, 13

Peace Memorial Residences
3200 W. 101 St.

10:00 to 11:20
October 5, 12, 19, 26



Contact Donna Head rainbowintro@gmail.com


Registration Form

Click on the following link to access the “Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy” registration form.      


Please print and fill out the form. Completed forms should be mailed with a check payable to Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc. to:

Donna Head
Rainbow AAT
6042 Oakton
Morton Grove, IL 60053

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Drop In Therapy Dog Class

The class includes an introduction to apparatus and medical equipment (wheel chairs, walkers, etc.) used by the special kids we visit. Development of therapy dog skills, socialization, specialized obedience skills, grooming tips and dog activities (tricks, etc.) used to motive the special kids to reach their goals. Special efforts are made to discuss and share skills and ideas, which will enhance each team’s work at their therapeutic sessions.

Two sessions to choose from! Both sessions are held at our facility in Morton Grove.

  • 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm OR
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

No Charge for Members, Applicants and their dogs.
$10 Charge for Guests.
Proof of inoculation required. 

Coming soon...

Check the website later in the summer for information on a fun, new variety activity/exercise class that will start in September.

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