Temperament Evaluation

How to book the temperament evaluation for your dog

Screenings evaluate how well the animal and handler work together, and what environments they are best suited for.


Assesses whether

  • the animal can be controlled by the handler and follow basic commands

  • simulates conditions that may be encountered on a visit and to determine whether the team has the ability, capacity, and potential for Pet Therapy Community Work.

  • resembles a series of situations that might occur on a routine Pet Therapy Visitation.


Dog is temperament tested by Therapeutic Dog Services AAI evaluator prior to being considered for any level of therapy dog team training and placement registration.


Exclusion of Dogs Trained for protection or Bite Work


Dogs that have been trained to aggressively protect, and dogs that have been encouraged to bite, even as a component of a working task or a competitive activity, are not eligible to be evaluated or registered for pet therapy community work.


Veterinarian Health Clearance:


A veterinarian health care clearance will be required for your dog, (please find a downloadable PDF form below) have your regular veterinarian conduct a health check including a handling assessment to ensure that your dog is healthy and physically able to perform AAA/AAT, record vaccinations and any other requirements recommended by the veterinarian.


We want to make sure that all dogs participating in the program are healthy and free from parasites, disease, infections, and illness

  • should be free of any signs of ill health

  • must be free of internal and external parasites

  • must be house trained

  • shall be cleaned and groomed within 24 hours prior to the visit.



Your dog must be up to date with yearly required vaccinations (C5)

  • All vaccinations must be documented by a licensed veterinarian

  • veterinary examinations are required every twelve (12) months, or any additional types of health screening requested by the veterinarian

How to book the temperament evaluation for your dog
Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated

Email: therapydogs@tdsinc.com.au

Phone: 0481293370


Animal Assisted Therapist

PHONE: 0415 132 654

Please Note: There is a $20.00 fee required on the day of the temperament evaluation

(this is non refundable)