Therapy Dogs

19 04, 2018

Why Dog Therapy Should be on Your Summer Bucket List

2018-05-16T19:14:45+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Looking for something special and exciting to do this summer? Take a few weeks to get your dog 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 with someone [...]

16 03, 2018

How To Cope with the Loss of Your Dog

2018-03-16T13:11:26+00:00 March 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?

2018-03-05T12:59:00+00:00 February 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?

2018-02-28T10:49:34+00:00 January 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?

2018-02-28T10:27:31+00:00 December 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 [...]

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|

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

2018-02-28T10:57:56+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]