Therapy Dog Training Program

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THERAPY DOG TRAINING PROGRAM

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Social/therapy animals provide emotional support in places such as elder care facilities and hospitals. These animals do not have the same legal status as assistance/service animals and are not mentioned in the ADA. Many visiting therapy dogs help physically stimulate people in nursing homes or assisted living facilities by playing ball, being brushed or petted, and going for walks. Although many therapy animals are dogs, any type of animal that is good natured can be used to provide these services. Some animals, including horses, help in reaching people that were once thought unreachable.

Paws for life Therapy Dog Program, Animals Deserve BettAnimals Deserve Better, Inc. works in conjunction with Pet Partners who is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting animal-assisted therapy, activities and education and animal assisted therapy. Through Pet Partners,  teams are provided with superior risk management and the industry’s highest safety standards, continuing education and re-registration. There are  two different types of therapy dog programs available through our Paws for Life / Pet Partners program, and either option – if not both – may be a good fit for you and your dog.

Therapeutic dogs, commonly referred to as “therapy dogs” – is the most widely used method of animal therapy. These dogs are trained household companions that together with their handler visit nursing homes, hospitals, retirement homes plus many other facilities to offer comfort and joy that can reach beyond traditional forms of healing and medical treatment. The power of a dog can be amazing.

Animal-assisted therapy dogs assist physical and occupational therapists in meeting specific goals or “measured results” important to a patient’s recovery. These dogs are used to help anyone suffering from a stroke, physical injury, or trauma. AAT (animal-assisted therapy) dogs and their volunteer handler team up with trained therapists to use agility equipment and recreational therapy techniques. The end result encourages a patient to regain mobility, strength, range of motion, balance and confidence.

Want to know more and become involved please visit our forms tab and select the application for therapy dogs or email us at adb@animalsdeservebetter.org.

Kimberly Brenowitz is a Pet Partners Team with her dog Troy and is also an evaluator for Pet Partners and is available for testing you and your dog for therapy work. Email US for times and evaluation schedules if you are not in our program.

Join us today and make a difference for someone tomorrow as a therapy dog volunteer team.

 

Animals Deserve Better, Inc is a proud Community Partner of Pet Partners

Animals Deserve Better, Inc is a proud Community Partner of Pet Partners. We would love to have you become one of our therapy dog teams who are all registered with Pet Partners.  Join us in our continued support of bringing therapy animals to visit those in need of comfort and support.  A little joy goes a long to make people happy.  As a Community Partner of Pet Partners we offer our support and help in locating volunteer opportunities through support team independent visiting and help where requested.

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Pet Partners Walk With Me Program

Walk With Me is a special initiative for those teams interested in conducting walking activities to promote a healthy, active lifestyle in their communities.

Become a Therapy Dog Team
Pet Parners Read With Me Program

Read With Me is a special initiative for those teams interested in volunteering in schools, libraries, and similar facilities to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading by having children read with therapy animals.

Become a Therapy Dog Team