After the inaugural National Dog Show Therapy Dog Symposium at Rowan University in November 2019 (in-person), and success with virtual events in 2020 & 2021, we decided to do it again!

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:30am-4:30pm EST

Cost: $50 for in-person (includes lunch) & $25 virtual (through WebEx) & $25 student

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The National Dog Show Therapy Dog Symposium at Rowan University is one of America’s most important gatherings devoted to therapy dogs. The day-long conference brings together therapy dog handlers, health care experts, academics, those who want to get involved and people who simply love dogs, to share information, cutting edge research, insights from practical applications and best practices.

The conference is hosted by Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, just 30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. The school is home to the ground-breaking Shreiber Family Pet Therapy Program where students have access to therapy dogs year-round.

The 2022 conference will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. (EST). While we are excited to be back in-person, but will also be open to people from across the United States, and around the world who cannot travel to be with us in-person through our virtual option. This is a human-only event (we love your furry ones, but please leave them at home unless they are an actively working service dog… sorry no emotional support animals, therapy dogs, pets or other animals allowed).