Therapy Dogs

12 01, 2018

Why Does ATD Restrict the Types of Dog Collars Used?

2018-02-12T16:00:23+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|0 Comments

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?

2018-02-12T16:01:16+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|0 Comments

As the renown 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 this [...]

22 11, 2017

Does My Dog Need Extra Care During the Winter Months?

2017-11-22T16:05:32+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Therapy Dogs|2 Comments

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 [...]

13 10, 2017

How to Keep Your Dog Safe During Halloween

2017-10-13T11:36:37+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|1 Comment

The Alliance of Therapy Dogs, the premier therapy dog organization in the United States, knows that Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. We also know that Halloween can be a nightmare for dogs. Strangers in costumes knocking on doors and ringing doorbells are cause for alarm in most dogs [...]

6 09, 2017

What Are the Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Hospice?

2017-10-09T13:07:30+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|1 Comment

As the leading therapy dog organizations in the United States, the Alliance of Therapy Dogs is are often asked about the benefits of therapy dogs for hospice patients. The goal of a hospice is to provide emotional support, comfort, and care for patients during the final stage of life. The patient’s quality of life is [...]

28 08, 2017

Creating a Disaster Preparedness Plan for Your Pets

2017-09-12T15:57:56+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|1 Comment

The Alliance of Therapy Dogs, the premier therapy dog organization, witnessed (as did you) the terrific flooding in Texas. Thousands of Texans were left homeless as they waded through the waters to find shelter. Hurricane Harvey was a reminder that every family should have a disaster preparedness plan that should include your pet(s). In this article, [...]

7 07, 2017

How Do Therapy Dogs Offer Comfort at Funeral Services?

2017-08-08T11:30:58+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|0 Comments

When grieving families feel overwhelmed with emotions, many cannot cope with the loss of a family member or friend. Books have been written and support groups have been established to help people through this emotional and stressful part of life. Because of the therapy dogs’ skill set, they provide comfort and support to families and [...]

26 06, 2017

What are the Benefits of Therapy Dogs in the Workplace?

2017-06-26T19:01:27+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|0 Comments

As a therapy dog organization, we know the benefits of having therapy dogs in the workplace. Having a therapy dog in the workplace can have multiple benefits. Some of the most successful companies in the world welcome therapy dogs on their premises. Companies such as Google, Amazon and Ben & Jerry’s have been recognized for [...]

28 05, 2017

How to Prepare Your Puppy to be a Therapy Dog

2017-06-13T23:37:13+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|1 Comment

As one of the largest therapy dog organizations in the United States, we are often asked how to train puppies to become therapy dogs. There are several things you can do to help prepare your puppy to offer comfort to those in need. In this article, we will explain a few of the most important [...]

29 04, 2017

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Classrooms and on College Campuses

2017-06-26T23:00:51+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|0 Comments

As one of the largest therapy dog organizations in the United States, we are often asked about the benefits of therapy dogs in classroom settings. Therapy dogs have been called “miracle workers” because of their calming effect on students and teachers. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of having therapy dogs the [...]