Therapy Dogs

11 07, 2018

A History Of Therapy Dogs For Depression

2019-08-19T12:44:26+00:00July 11th, 2018|Therapy Dogs|

Animals play a major role in the human experience. We interact with them in nature, eat them for food, and (best of all!) keep them as pets. We learn so much from animals, and most of us may not realize how much they actually help us. Not only are they a form of sustenance and [...]

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

Becoming Registered For Dog Therapy To Help Depression

2019-08-19T12:49:47+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

Coping With The Loss Of Your Dog And Depression

2019-08-19T12:46:27+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

Is Anxiety Why My Dog Follows Me Around The House?

2019-08-19T12:48:20+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?

2019-06-10T18:36:39+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?

2019-07-02T13:36:24+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 [...]