Therapy Dogs

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 12, 2019

Nine Ways Therapy Dogs Can Help Kids with Autism

2019-12-18T20:55:36+00:00December 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Life for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities can be challenging. ASD causes developmental impairment that often leads to other issues like rigid behavior, narrow range of interests, social withdrawal, and anxiety. Children with ASD often have short attention spans and difficulties with social communication.  There are various therapies and [...]

1 10, 2019

Quick Guide – Getting Your Dog Certified as a Therapy Dog

2019-11-22T06:00:55+00:00October 1st, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs are wonderful! These certified four-legged creatures are known to spread joy and bring back lost smiles. They are proven to reduce stress, anxiety and ease loneliness and so are loved as healing companions. If you are considering getting your friendly fido registered as a therapy dog, this mini-guide will help you through the [...]

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 [...]

1 04, 2019

Airports and Therapy Dogs: A Complete Guide

2020-01-21T13:52:35+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 [...]