Therapy 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 [...]

23 03, 2017

How Do I Get My Dog to be a Therapy Dog?

2018-05-24T09:47:51+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

Therapy dogs come in all sizes and breeds. The most important characteristic of a therapy dog is its temperament. A good therapy dog must be friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and at ease in all situations. Therapy dogs must enjoy human contact and be content to be petted, cuddled and handled, sometimes clumsily, by unfamiliar people [...]

12 03, 2017

What is the Difference Between a Therapy Dog vs a Service Dog?

2018-08-27T19:35:48+00:00March 12th, 2017|Therapy Dogs|

As one of the largest therapy dog organizations in the U.S., we get questions about whether a therapy dog is the same as a service dog. Each of these dogs has a very different job from the others and the terms are not interchangeable.In this article, we explain the differences between therapy dogs and service [...]