New scoring system: You must receive a minimum of a 1 on every exercise to earn a Predictable rating. You may NOT receive any Not Ready (NR) scores on the evaluation in order to pass. Under the old scoring system, you could receive an NR on 2 of the Exercises D through I of the Aptitude portion of the evaluation and earn a predictable rating; D) Staggering Gesturing Individual; E) Angry Yelling; F) Bumped from Behind; G) Crowded Petted; H) Leave It; I) Offered a Treat.
New scoring system: You must receive a 2 on the following exercises to earn a Complex rating:
•Exercise 5 - Out for a Walk
•Exercise 6 - Walk Through a Crowd
•Exercise 10 - Stay in Place
•Exercise 12 - Reaction to Neutral Dog (under the old scoring this could be a 1)
•Exercise A - Overall Handling
•Exercise B - Exuberant and Clumsy Petting
•Exercise C - Restraining Hug
•Exercise G - Crowded and Petted by Several People
•Exercise H - Leave It (under the old scoring this could be a 1)
You must receive minimum of a 1 on all other exercises. You may NOT receive any Not Ready (NR) scores on the evaluation in order to pass. You may NOT receive a Complex rating if you’ve practiced or trained at the evaluation site.
Remember, you must schedule and pass an evaluation along with re-registering every 2 years with our National organization to remain an active member. Don't know your current expiration date? It can found on the front of your Pet Partners badge, just above your picture. Refer to "Evaluation Checklist" below
All Evaluations, unless otherwise noted, will be held at Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712, in the Marshall Hall - Mesquite and Tumbleweed Rooms, east side of the main building. Evaluations are 8am to 5pm. To register for a time slot, you must do so through the Volunteer Center on the national website www.PetPartners.org
Once you register for a date, the local evaluators will be notified by national and will then contact you to schedule a time for your evaluation on the date which you signed up for. If you have trouble registering, please contact the national office using their online form or by calling 425-679-5500.
September NO EVALUATION *
10/21/2017 Linda Grim & Cindy Mayo
11/18/2017 Linda Grim & Diane Korn
12/16/2017 Jo Turnbull & Diane Korn
*Renewing Teams may be evaluated up to 6 months prior to their expiration date
Proof of current rabies vaccination, such as a certificate or vaccination records from the veterinarian
A towel, small blanket or basket, if the animal will be carried
An acceptable collar or harness and an acceptable leash. Use the Leash or harness that your animal will wear during visits.
Course Completion Certificate for either the in-person Handler’s Workshop or the Online Handler’s Course for new teams; a previous Pet Partners badge for renewing teams.
A brush or comb that the animal is accustomed to, and that would be appropriate to take on a visit
Treats to use for one specific evaluation exercise, but note food rewards may not otherwise be given during the evaluation. Lots of affection and praise are encouraged during short breaks between exercises.
If you’re between the ages of 10 and 16: A parent or guardian to accompany you at the evaluation
If you are requesting modifications to evaluation exercises or permission to use equipment not listed as acceptable, a letter of accommodation provided to you by Pet Partners
If you are missing materials your evaluator may not be able to evaluate you that day. Remember that the evaluation is like a simulated visit.