Therapy Dogs

10 01, 2019

Can you take a therapy dog anywhere?

2019-01-11T20:19:01+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 [...]

10 12, 2018

Relieving the Rescuers: Therapy Dogs and Firefighters

2018-11-26T16:58:59+00:00December 10th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Day after day, firefighters and other first responders risk their lives for people they’ve never met. In a 24-hour shift, they are exposed to all sorts of traumatic events, from wildfires they can’t control to patients they can’t save, as hard as they try. And although these men and women are incredibly strong, sometimes they, [...]

26 11, 2018

What’s the Difference Between Emotional Support Dogs, Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs

2018-12-06T17:36:59+00:00November 26th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Although we’ve previously shared some differences between therapy dogs and service dogs, we also receive questions about emotional support dogs. There’s a lot of confusion about these three animal jobs. In fact, often these three terms are used interchangeably, although each one performs specific functions. While these three types of dogs have similar characteristics, we’ll [...]

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

2018-11-26T16:39:12+00:00August 23rd, 2018|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 [...]