We have moved into our own classroom space! This will allow us the opportunity to teach classes and lessons throughout the week. We are also much closer to I-84, saving some of you a bit of drive time.

Please pay attention to the days as well as the times of group classes.

Now located at:

326 NE 219th Ave

Gresham, OR 97030

Registration OPEN for Apr/May Classes

These are six-week classes on Saturdays, starting the week of April 27, 2024 in Gresham, OR. $195

Olfactory Fun level 1 - 4:00pm

Fitness Fun level 1 - 5:15pm

These are six-week classes on Sundays, starting the week of April 28, 2024 in Gresham, OR. $195

Olfactory Fun level 3 - 1:30pm - FULL

Developing Your Therapy Dog Team - 3:00pm - FULL

These classes fill up quickly. You are welcome to email ahead of time and get on the standby list.

Email Assembly of the Wandering Shepherd to sign up for class(es). Class size is limited - register early. Full payment is needed to guarantee your spot.

Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Course - In Person

For prospective volunteers in the U.S. and Canada. You MUST complete this course (online or in-person) before attending a Team Evaluation.

February 17, 2024

8:30am - 5:30pm

Gresham, OR

$150 (lunch included)

You are REQUIRED to register for this class via the Pet Partners website and course catalog.

Volunteering with Your Pet

This 90 minute presentation is designed to orient you to the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program as a way of volunteering with your pet in your community. We’ll cover requirements and the process for registering with Pet Partners. If any of you who decide that volunteering with your animal isn’t a good fit for you or your animal, — we’ll also discuss other ways that you can get involved.

March 9, 2024


Gresham, OR


Fitness Fun in the Park

This is a six week class. TBD

5:30pm - 6:30pm


Location: We will visit more than one park in, or close to, Gresham, during this class.

AAI Evaluation Prep Workshop

This workshop is an intense, one day, three hour class, where we will practice the skills and behaviors needed in AAI and at AAI evaluations.


Gresham, OR

$125 - Currently licensed AAI teams or proof of Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Workshop completion

$250 - All other dog teams

$50 - Audit (no dog)


Your dog must be bathed and groomed within 24 hours of the workshop.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about our schedule of classes

We use cookies to improve your experience and to help us understand how you use our site. Please refer to our cookie notice and privacy policy for more information regarding cookies and other third-party tracking that may be enabled.

Intuit Mailchimp logo
Facebook icon
Instagram icon
LinkedIn icon

© 2021 Assembly of the Wandering Shepherd