Therapy Dogs

26 06, 2019

How Therapy Dogs Can Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing

2019-07-23T00:16:59+00:00June 26th, 2019|Therapy Dogs, Uncategorized|

"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 [...]

20 05, 2019

How To Go About Finding Venues To Visit with Your Therapy Dog

2019-07-20T10:49:41+00:00May 20th, 2019|Therapy Dogs, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

16 04, 2019

Airports and Therapy Dogs: A Complete Guide

2019-04-17T15:41:29+00:00April 16th, 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 [...]

8 02, 2019

How to Handle ‘What If’ Therapy Dog Visiting Scenarios

2019-04-10T17:02:12+00:00February 8th, 2019|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs are trained and accustomed to bringing joy to the lives of patients in need of a little extra love. Taking our caring canines across the country to help make lives brighter and more loving is a ceaseless pleasure, for both the dog and the patient they’re meeting. But in order to keep our [...]

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

2019-05-22T16:43:46+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 [...]

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