Who are some of the best therapy dogs?
Join our family of friendly dogs and owners and handlers who share with those who are unable to own a pet or are in a health facility separated or away from their pets. This educational series offered by ATD and taught by ATD board member Laurie Schlossnagle, KPA CTP, CCUI, PCT-A, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, TAG […]
Is there a national registry for therapy dogs?
Welcome to the website for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, formerly Therapy Dogs Incorporated. Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national therapy dog registry with 14,000+ members in the US, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Territories and Canada. Therapy Dogs Inc. is currently undergoing a name change to Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Why did therapy dogs not work at Ground Zero?
Being careless dog handlers, their dogs were drinking some of the contaminated water. This incident stopped the dogs from being allowed to work at Ground Zero. Some people for very short periods of time were able to gain access. It was a tragedy that subsequently we could not respond at Ground Zero.
What do you need to know about the Alliance of therapy dogs?
All dogs tested for ATD’s certification must be up-to-date on vaccines and have a negative fecal exam in the last year. There is no restriction on diets or supplements given our canine members. Dogs may also be fed treats on therapy dog visits if the facility also allows treats.
Do you have to have obedience training to be a therapy dog?
While obedience training can be useful in a therapy setting, ATD doesn’t require formal training, certifications, or tests other than our own. All dogs tested for ATD’s certification must be up-to-date on vaccines and have a negative fecal exam in the last year.
Why are therapy dogs so beneficial to humans?
He felt the intensive grief of the people so much! Being sensitive of the feelings of people a Therapy Dog interacts with, is why dogs or some animals, can be so beneficial to humans in helping, specially, during intense stressful situations Our work in the aftermath of 9/11 involved in covering every 2nd day all the shifts in 2 hour increments.