Therapy Dogs

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 [...]

22 11, 2017

Does My Dog Need Extra Care During the Winter Months?

2018-05-24T09:50:05+00:00November 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

2018-05-24T10:03:03+00:00October 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 [...]

28 08, 2017

Creating a Disaster Preparedness Plan for Your Pets

2018-05-24T10:13:51+00:00August 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?

2018-08-27T19:33:47+00:00July 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 [...]

26 06, 2017

What are the Benefits of Therapy Dogs in the Workplace?

2018-05-24T10:11:03+00:00June 26th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

As a therapy dog organization, we know the benefits of having therapy dogs in the workplace. Having a therapy dog in the workplace can have multiple benefits. Some of the most successful companies in the world welcome therapy dogs on their premises. Companies such as Google, Amazon and Ben & Jerry’s have been recognized for [...]

28 05, 2017

How to Prepare Your Puppy to be a Therapy Dog

2018-08-27T19:34:21+00:00May 28th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

As one of the largest therapy dog organizations in the United States, we are often asked how to train puppies to become therapy dogs. There are several things you can do to help prepare your puppy to offer comfort to those in need. In this article, we will explain a few of the most important [...]

29 04, 2017

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Classrooms and on College Campuses

2018-08-27T19:34:57+00:00April 29th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

As one of the largest therapy dog organizations in the United States, we are often asked about the benefits of therapy dogs in classroom settings. Therapy dogs have been called “miracle workers” because of their calming effect on students and teachers. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of having therapy dogs the [...]