Posts with tag therapy dogs

Show Dog/Therapy Dog Part 4

Now that you and your show dog have decided to give therapy work a try you need to find a certifying organization. Rarely you can “go it alone” but via an organization you will find resources, insurance coverage and some credibility if you approach a new facility. There are many therapy dog organizations across the… read more

Show Dogs – Therapy Dogs Training-Part 3

Before we look at what skills a good therapy dog will need it is important to note that a therapy dog is NOT a service dog. Service dogs train for months or more to perfect skills need to assist a person with specific disabilities. That may be as a diabetic or seizure alert dog, a… read more

Show Dogs – Therapy Dogs at Work Part 2

When therapy dogs first started working, virtually all of the dogs simply went to nursing homes to visit with senior citizens. Some facilities arranged for a group of people and dogs to show up and do a demo or presentation in a common room. Others had individual handlers and dogs go room to room visiting…. read more

Show Dogs Dual Lives – Giving Back Part 1

Being a therapy dog is a perfect second career for many of our show dogs. In fact, many show dogs are naturals for this kind of work. Your average show dog has just about seen it all, heard it all and done it all. He has walked on slippery cement floors, shiny linoleum and carpet… read more