therapy dogs

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Stress research in therapy dogs reveals animals’ needs

Animals exert positive effects on humans. This fact has been proven scientifically and is used increasingly often for specific therapeutic purposes. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how therapy dogs feel in a therapy setting and how one can create a largely stress-free situation for the animals. The current study shows that, during group therapy, […]

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Dog lovers invited to attend Doggy Con event in Troy

WELCOME BACK THIS SATURDAY MORNING. I’M ANDREW HUMPHREY. FORGET TAKING YOUR DOG FOR A WALK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. INSTEAD TAKE THEM TO DOGGIE CON 2013. I KEEP THINKING IT’S A VIDEO GAME. DOGGIE KONG. THE EVENT IS IN TROY. DOG ADOPTION, GUEST SPEAKERS, VENDORS AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY IS FOR TODAY. I’M JOINED […]

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Newtown Thanks Therapy Dogs

Jun 24, 2013 5:13pm (Image credit: Vic Neumann) Therapy dogs were among those that comforted the people of Newtown, Conn., through their darkest days. Over the weekend, they all came together for a day of thanks. More than 150 community members joined about 50 dogs and their owners and handlers on Saturday to thank them […]

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Therapy dogs travel to Boston to provide comfort

Luther and Isaiah on their way to Boston (photo via Facebook) Several therapy dogs that helped survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are heading to Boston to offer canine comfort. The specially trained golden retrievers are provided by Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) of Addison, Illinois. Tim Hetzner, president of LCC spoke with the […]

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Dogs In Class During Crises

by zoetnet By Peggy MoyerPublished: January 4, 2013, 5:23 PM SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls School District works hard to make sure students and teachers have access to the latest tools. And, not all of them involve technology. The district recently benefited from having dogs in the classroom and is now looking to […]

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I want to become a dog trainer, can I specialize in training puppies and therapy dogs?

Question by ACtimes3: I want to become a dog trainer, can I specialize in training puppies and therapy dogs? I am looking into ABC (Animal Behavior College) to study dog training. I was wondering if I can specialize in training puppies and therapy dogs? Is there a demand for this? Best answer: Answer by Borders […]

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Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog to Reach Others

Product DescriptionYou and your dog can become a therapy dog team! Are you looking for a new and meaningful way to work with your dog? Do you want to improve the lives of those who because of illness or disability would benefit from visits with a volunteer canine “therapist”? Then think bout becoming a Therapy […]

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Border Terrier Obedience

Border Terriers commonly get along easily with other dogs. Nevertheless, whenever they disfavor a different dog, they don’t hesitate to initiate a fight and, equally with almost all terriers, it can be challenging to stop them. They’ll also get along easily with cats they’ve been raised with, but will chase after other cats and small […]

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Maltipoo Facts

A Maltipoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Maltese. Maltipoos are said to be good for allergy suffers. General Maltipoo has different names such as Malt-A-poo, Maltipoo, Moodle and this breed is introduced by the American Canine Hybrid Club as the Malt-A-poo. For the most part, they are very laid back, easy to […]

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It’s Not a Wolf, It’s a Tamaskan!

It’s a wolf! Or…is it a sled dog? No, actually, it’s a Tamaskan. Tamaskan dogs do not contain any Wolf, Czech Wolf-dog or Saarloos content. Generally full of fun and comedic in nature. they have also been known to excel in obedience, agility, sled pulling and musical freestyle. And their calm and laid back nature […]

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