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1 12, 2018

Relieving the Rescuers: Therapy Dogs and Firefighters

2021-04-02T06:37:12+00:00December 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Day after day, firefighters and other first responders risk their lives for people they’ve never met. In a 24-hour shift, they are exposed to all sorts of traumatic events, from wildfires they can’t control to patients they can’t save, as hard as they try. And although these men and women are incredibly strong, sometimes they, [...]

1 11, 2018

The Difference Between Emotional Support Dogs, Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs

2020-04-14T16:33:16+00:00November 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Although we’ve previously shared some differences between therapy dogs and service dogs, we also receive questions about emotional support dogs. There’s a lot of confusion about these three animal jobs. In fact, often these three terms are used interchangeably, although each one performs specific functions. While these three types of dogs have similar characteristics, we’ll [...]

1 10, 2018

Places That Can Benefit From Therapy Dogs For Anxiety

2021-07-16T10:14:48+00:00October 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs, which offer affection and comfort, have a place in many people's lives even outside the home. From schools and hospitals to nursing homes and even the workplace, therapy dogs are an important consideration for many areas of public life. Here are fours places that have shown benefits from having therapy dogs. The Benefits [...]

1 09, 2018

The Modern Use of Animal Assisted Therapy

2021-06-04T12:14:28+00:00September 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), animal assisted therapy or animal-assisted activities use companion animals such as dogs to provide opportunities for motivation, education, or recreation to improve a person’s quality of life. In such therapies, these animals are an integral part of the treatment process and meant to improve the physical, social, [...]

1 08, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide To Therapy Dogs And Anxiety

2021-06-04T12:46:15+00:00August 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Some of the most unsung heroes in our world are animals. Therapy animals provide their human friends with multiple benefits at all kinds of facilities — schools, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. After tragedies such as natural disasters and school shootings, a therapy animal is there to comfort children as well as adults who have been [...]

1 07, 2018

A History Of Therapy Dogs For Depression

2019-11-13T08:23:27+00:00July 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Animals play a major role in the human experience. We interact with them in nature, eat them for food, and (best of all!) keep them as pets. We learn so much from animals, and most of us may not realize how much they actually help us. Not only are they a form of sustenance and [...]

1 06, 2018

The Value of Therapy Dogs

2021-07-16T10:10:47+00:00June 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Dogs have earned the title of man’s best friend for a number of reasons over the centuries. Their pleasing and loving nature, predisposition to cuddling, and intense sense of loyalty make them the kind of companion that stays by your side through thick and thin. Another unique attribute of dogs is that they show a [...]

1 04, 2018

Becoming Registered For Dog Therapy To Help Depression

2021-05-25T09:41:12+00:00April 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Looking for something special and exciting to do this summer? Take a few weeks to get your dog certified and registered to become a therapy dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD). By volunteering your time, you will be making the lives of others exponentially more full. You will be sharing your sweet dog [...]

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