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6 05, 2019

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

2021-04-02T05:56:01+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 [...]

1 04, 2019

Airports and Therapy Dogs: A Complete Guide

2021-09-27T12:33:35+00:00April 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Been to an airport recently and seen a happy furry friend with a “Pet Me”  jacket on? He’s probably a part of that airport’s therapy dog program, geared towards helping customers de-stress while waiting for their flights. These dogs (and cats and pigs!) are there to pet and play with in times of stress. A [...]

1 02, 2019

How to Handle ‘What If’ Therapy Dog Visiting Scenarios

2021-05-25T10:18:03+00:00February 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs are trained and accustomed to bringing joy to the lives of patients in need of a little extra love. Taking our caring canines across the country to help make lives brighter and more loving is a ceaseless pleasure, for both the dog and the patient they’re meeting. But in order to keep our [...]

10 01, 2019

Can you take a therapy dog anywhere?

2021-05-25T10:05:11+00:00January 10th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

There is a lot of confusion over just where you can take your therapy dog. Due to misconceptions over how therapy dogs are viewed by the government, there are frequent misunderstandings over where they are allowed to accompany their handlers, making it vital that you learn the facts. Therapy dogs do not fall under the [...]

1 05, 2018

What Are Common Summer Dangers For Dogs?

2019-09-12T06:08:23+00:00May 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

As the premier therapy dog organization in North America, we know how much you and your dog look forward to summer. Summer ushers in the sun, the fun, and the things that can make your dog miserable - some of which are dangers. In this article, we will discuss common summer health dangers for dogs [...]

1 03, 2018

Coping With The Loss Of Your Dog And Depression

2019-08-27T19:17:53+00:00March 1st, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

At the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, the premier therapy dog organization in North America, we know how hard it is to cope with the loss of your dog. No matter how many times you experience the loss of a dog, it is difficult every time. Coping with the death of a beloved dog is never [...]

25 02, 2018

Is Anxiety Why My Dog Follows Me Around The House?

2020-11-10T07:02:07+00:00February 25th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

As a therapy dog organization in the United States, the Alliance of Therapy Dogs is often asked by dog owners why they are being stalked by their dog. As anyone with a dog already knows, dogs are often inclined to follow their owners everywhere they go and to watch their every move, but there is [...]

12 01, 2018

Why Does ATD Restrict the Types of Dog Collars Used?

2020-01-22T14:06:12+00:00January 12th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Dog training, like many other professions, goes through cycles of fads and changes. Most dog owners now know that swatting a dog on the behind with a newspaper or rubbing his nose in a bathroom accident which he deposited sometime during the day is ineffective to house train. When it comes to behavior modification, like [...]

6 12, 2017

What Gift Should I Give My Dog This Holiday Season?

2021-07-22T12:23:52+00:00December 6th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

As the renowned therapy dog organization in the United States, The Alliance of Therapy Dogs knows that if you are a dog owner, you are most probably including your pup in the holiday festivities. And, as a member of the family, your dog likely receive gifts this holiday season. Not all gifts are dog-friendly and, in [...]

22 11, 2017

Does My Dog Need Extra Care During the Winter Months?

2019-09-12T10:43:02+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

As the premier therapy dog organization in the United States, the staff at Alliance of Therapy Dogs want to make sure that everyone knows the ways in which you can keep your dog safe during the winter months. Some dog owners believe that because their pets have a coat of fur, they can tolerate the cold [...]

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