Therapy Dogs

9 10, 2018

Four Places that Can Benefit from Therapy Dogs

2018-11-08T20:09:22+00:00October 9th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs, which offer affection and comfort, have a place in many people's lives even outside the home. From schools and hospitals to nursing homes and even the workplace, therapy dogs are an important consideration for many areas of public life. Here are fours places that have shown benefits from having therapy dogs. The Benefits [...]

12 09, 2018

The Modern Use of Animal Assisted Therapy

2018-11-04T19:48:04+00:00September 12th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), animal-assisted therapy or animal-assisted activities use companion animals such as dogs to provide opportunities for motivation, education, or recreation to improve a person’s quality of life. In such therapies, these animals are an integral part of the treatment process and meant to improve the physical, social, emotional, and [...]

23 08, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Therapy Dogs

2018-10-18T19:52:27+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Animal Assisted Therapy, Therapy Dogs|

Some of the most unsung heroes in our world are animals. Therapy animals provide their human friends with multiple benefits at all kinds of facilities — schools, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. After tragedies such as natural disasters and school shootings, a therapy animal is there to comfort children as well as adults who have been [...]

15 06, 2018

The Value of Therapy Dogs

2018-08-27T19:31:59+00:00June 15th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Dogs have earned the title of man’s best friend for a number of reasons over the centuries. Their pleasing and loving nature, predisposition to cuddling, and intense sense of loyalty make them the kind of companion that stays by your side through thick and thin. Another unique attribute of dogs is that they show a [...]

25 05, 2018

What Are Common Summer Dangers For Dogs?

2018-06-12T16:14:08+00:00May 25th, 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 [...]

19 04, 2018

Why Dog Therapy Should be on Your Summer Bucket List

2018-08-27T19:32:37+00:00April 19th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Looking for something special and exciting to do this summer? Take a few weeks to get your dog certified and registered to become a therapy dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD). By volunteering your time, you will be making the lives of others exponentially more full. You will be sharing your sweet dog [...]

16 03, 2018

How To Cope with the Loss of Your Dog

2018-03-16T13:11:26+00:00March 16th, 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

Why Does My Dog Follow Me Around the House?

2018-05-24T09:37:42+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?

2018-05-24T09:42:45+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?

2018-05-24T09:41:21+00:00December 6th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

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 [...]