Therapy Dogs

3 01, 2023

What Makes A Good Therapy Dog? 

2023-01-03T22:39:03+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Therapy Dogs, Volunteers|

What Breeds Are Well Suited To Become Therapy Dogs? A certified therapy dog provides comfort to people other than their handlers or owners. They visit facilities such as hospitals, airports, funeral homes, schools, nursing homes, and other locations with their handlers to brighten the day of those they visit.  Read on to learn about what [...]

1 07, 2022

The Life-Changing Benefits of Therapy Dogs in a Mental Health Institution

2022-07-21T06:56:27+00:00July 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Generally speaking, animal-assisted therapy aims to reduce or, in some cases, assist people in coping with certain symptoms of variable circumstances. Depending on the patient's condition, the dog breed, and the therapy type, the primary function of therapy dogs differs considerably.  It has been scientifically proven that the relationship between therapy dogs and their owners [...]

15 06, 2022

The Surprising Benefits Of Therapy Dogs This 2022

2022-07-07T15:42:52+00:00June 15th, 2022|Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapy Dogs|

Have you ever interacted with a therapy dog? If not, you're in for a surprise! These dogs provide more than just companionship – they also offer a range of health benefits. From reducing anxiety to helping with physical rehabilitation, it's clear that therapy dogs are a valuable resource. Keep reading to learn more about the [...]

2 06, 2022

Why does Alliance of Therapy Dogs choose Canidae?

2022-07-21T07:41:59+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Alliance of Therapy Dogs chooses Canidae as their pet food sponsor for their commitment to bringing goodness to pets, people, and our planet. Canidae is committed to providing our pets with quality nutrition, fostering the human-pet connection through their support of non-profits like Alliance of Therapy Dogs, and leading the way in sustainability through their [...]

27 05, 2022

What Do Therapy Dogs Actually Do?

2022-07-21T07:53:42+00:00May 27th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

This post was written by Canidae, the official pet food sponsor of The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. As part of their mission to spread goodness to pets and people, Canidae has donated $20,000 to shine a light on the proven benefits of animal-human connection and support the good work that ATD has already been doing [...]

25 05, 2022

People.com Feature – Ichabod the Therapy Dog and his Parent Gayle

2022-07-07T15:48:55+00:00May 25th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

"Dogs can witness and experience the unimaginable and still give back to the human race. Dogs have unconditional love, and they're survivors, and they share." Gayle Ellias adopted her Malamute, Ichabod, after he was rescued from a dog meat trade slaughterhouse. Ichabod went on to be certified as a therapy dog through ATD and provides [...]

13 05, 2022

Canidae Pet Food is the Official Pet Food Sponsor of The Alliance of Therapy Dogs

2022-07-07T15:50:11+00:00May 13th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

As part of their mission to bring goodness to pets and people, Canidae has formed a partnership with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs to help certify therapy dog teams and share the healing nature of the human/pet connection. Canidae has pledged $20,000 to the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) in hopes of shining a light [...]

1 05, 2022

Choose the Right Dog That Fits Your Family

2022-07-07T15:53:13+00:00May 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Deciding to get a dog to care for is one of life’s major decisions. It would help if you were prepared for the responsibilities of owning a pet dog; it’s similar to having a child.  Finding the right dog for your family comes with several factors you need to consider aside from the breed. In [...]

28 04, 2022

How do Therapy Dogs Help in the Classroom?

2022-07-07T15:56:11+00:00April 28th, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

Contrary to common belief, therapy dogs have a very different job from service dogs.  Therapy dog services are beneficial not just for people teams visit in hospitals and nursing homes but also for students.  While service dogs are dedicated to a specific owner, therapy dogs have a much broader role to play, helping people feel [...]

1 03, 2022

How Therapy Dogs Help to Reduce Student Stress and Anxiety

2022-07-07T16:01:47+00:00March 1st, 2022|Therapy Dogs|

As a result of the pandemic, natural disasters, and social anxiety, the importance of having a friend to lean on has never been so important. However, many fail to realize that friendships don't always have to be between people. Thus, most students miss out on the benefits of having a therapy pet in their lives. [...]

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