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3 02, 2021

Preparing Your Dog to Resume In-Person Visits

2021-02-03T23:21:02+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Therapy Dogs|

Part I: Desensitizing your dog to COVID-related stimuli This educational series offered by ATD and taught by ATD board member Laurie Schlossnagle, KPA CTP, CCUI, PCT-A, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, TAG teacher Level 1 is intended to support handlers and their dogs as they prepare to resume in-person visits after a prolonged suspension due to the COVID-19 [...]

1 03, 2020

The Differences Between Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs

2020-05-19T13:55:53+00:00March 1st, 2020|Therapy Dogs|

Dogs are not only an excellent pet to care for and build a connection with, but they’re also capable of providing amazing services to people in need. There are a wide variety of conditions and disabilities that dogs can help people with. The usages and functions of dogs can differ depending on whether they’re being [...]

1 02, 2020

Creating A Social Media Account for Your Therapy Dog: A Beginner’s Guide

2020-03-18T09:40:34+00:00February 1st, 2020|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs do vital work helping people from all walks of life to recuperate in hospitals, learn in schools, and get over trauma in various social settings such as airports and funeral homes.  This vital work is undertaken by valued volunteers, both canine and human, who give their time and effort to provide this important [...]

1 01, 2020

How Can You Tell if Your Dog is Under Stress?

2020-03-18T10:47:14+00:00January 1st, 2020|Therapy Dogs|

Stress is very much a part of human existence. It is a word that means different things to different people. Some people are stressed out because of the bigger things in life such as money troubles or the high-pressure job they have, as well as any huge changes or disruptions to their normal schedule and [...]

1 11, 2019

How to Teach Your Dog About Their Surroundings

2020-08-05T08:10:18+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you have recently visited a hospital or airport, it’s possible you will have seen therapy dogs helping patients and passengers. Therapy dogs bring a wide range of benefits for those who seek their help, whether they are flying to a distant country and feel anxious about doing so, or are stuck in hospital recovering [...]

1 09, 2019

Therapy Animals – Offering Comfort and Cheer to People in Need

2020-01-21T13:36:50+00:00September 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Animals have been known to offer humans companionship since ages. However, more recently, therapy animals have been recognized by medical science for the benefits they provide. There are endless ways that animals like dogs, cats, and horses offer therapeutic benefits and help people heal from physical as well as psychological ailments. Besides assisting humans in [...]

15 08, 2019

How Therapy Dogs Can Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing

2019-10-28T17:50:00+00:00August 15th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." –Josh Billings How true is that! Dog owners would agree that merely being around their dogs fills their hearts with a sense of happiness, contentment, and peace. No matter how dull and dark the world might seem, as soon [...]

15 07, 2019

Lesser-known Venues That Can Benefit from Therapy Dogs

2019-10-28T17:50:09+00:00July 15th, 2019|Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapy Dogs|

The age-old saying of “A dog is a man's best friend” has found its true application in recent times.  Our furry mates have always been the most loved members of the family. They give equal or more love as we give them and drive profound psychological benefits to improve our wellbeing.  Of late, the idea [...]

15 06, 2019

How To Go About Finding Venues To Visit with Your Therapy Dog

2019-10-28T17:50:23+00:00June 15th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Once you have decided to become a therapy dog advocate, the question of where to take your furry helper begins. There are a variety of venues that benefit from visits by therapy dogs and their owners, but organizing visits can occasionally be complicated. You may have to persuade organizations of the benefits, and you’ll need [...]

6 05, 2019

Unusual therapy animals lighten the mood at U.S. airport

2019-09-10T09:56:33+00:00May 6th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

The trend of airport therapy animals started not long after Sept. 11, 2001, when an airport chaplain at San Jose's Mineta International brought her pet dog to the terminal to help travelers relax before their flights. As the number of people flying has increased in the years since, so have the number of airports that have adopted [...]

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