Free Dogs & Puppies Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Puppy Tips - How To Find The Right Dog To Raise As A Therapy Dog


There is a big difference between a therapy dog and a service dog. A service dog will help the blind or disabled to do things that they can't do alone. But a therapy dog is one to help lift the spirits of those in hospitals, assisted living facilities, mental health facilities and a variety of other places.

A variety of different dog breeds that have mild temperaments can be used and if you think you might be interested in doing something like this, you will need to know a few things before you get started.

First off, you need to find the right dog. You can do this by getting in touch with groups in your area that provide this kind of service for people and they may be able to give you tips on raising this kind of dog and where to find a dog that you can not only learn to do this but to also one you can love and bond with.

You can also go to your local shelter, a pet store or even a breeder to find the kind of dog you feel you could work with and would be ideal for this kind of rewarding work. The dog you choose you must be able to bond with and generally that bonding begins the moment you meet the right dog.

You need to pick a dog that has a calm demeanor, is extremely friendly and shows a huge interest in people and everything that surrounds him. A dog that is sleepy acting, isn't very active is really not going to be a very good dog for therapy. This kind of attitude may make a patient feel like they are being rejected by the dog.

Sometimes it's best to get an older dog and a mixed breed. You don't have to raise your therapy from a pup. As for mixed breeds, they seem to have better temperaments than some of the pure dog breeds available. If the dog you pick shows signs of being very good with kids and strangers, half of your work is already done.

Once you have found the right dog for you, you need to immediately begin to socialize him. You should take him to a dog park, take him on a leash and walk him all over your neighborhood and first begin to introduce him to all the kids in the area. Take him to a variety of different places so that he can get use to all kinds of different sounds, smells, and people.

You will then need to teach him all the basic commands if he does not already know them. Your therapy dog must obey the commands of sit, lie down, come and stay. He must know these perfectly and be able to perform the commands the very first time you tell him to do them.

Make sure that your dog has all of his shots and is in good health. You will need to have this documented if you are going to take your dog to a hospital of any kind because they may ask physical proof of this before they let you in their facility.

Once you have him trained and you are set to make therapy visits, make sure that you keep your dog well groomed and bathed at all times so that he does not carry any kind of diseases with him that might be harmful to those you are going to visit.



Comments
centro estetico a Trieste commented on 27-May-2017 04:49 PM
http://www.trattamentoanticellulite.site/

קוקסינליות בתל אביב commented on 07-Dec-2017 08:45 PM
you might have a fantastic weblog here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my weblog?

test1 commented on 31-Jan-2018 05:26 AM
Great goods from you, man. I've understand your stuff previous to and you're just extremely magnificent. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you're saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is really a wonderful website.

Lynn Nita commented on 12-Mar-2018 12:54 PM
Good info. Got a lot from this article, I'll start following your blog.[url="https://drugrehabcharlotte.org/"]drug rehab center charlotte[/url]

Jewell Freestone commented on 21-May-2018 09:55 PM
Hi everyone. Just wanted to pass on this fantastic article promoting women in business. Please lend you support if possible to this and the #metoo campaign. Thanks


Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
drinking more tennis court foot pads american pit bull puppy owning a dog problem dog dog and puppies pet advice doggie guests dog party happy dog exercise dog pet cleanliness dogs teeth clean cider vinegar doggie daycare diabetes skin moist dead skin collar chocolate poodle socialized dog breed retriever eating more dog crate table scraps recovery time sadness car ride puppy training good training Leydig tumor ear infection social status winter colder months dog exercise dog dishes good doggie daycare dog treats favorite toy confidence fiber bond of love remove fleas diarrhea family dog dog feelings digging dog Christmas grooming spray hydration attention turmeric clever dog local agents chewing frisbee dog gas homemade dog cookies special retreat basic tricks urinating more dog games garden plants bad behavior normal puppy cocker spaniel eye diseases loud noise get rid of fleas homemade toys stubborn dachshund right doggie daycare dog scratching friends puppy toys natural approach urinary tract senior dogs nature sounds family pack gurmar ecstasy genetic disorders bjak small dog breeds pups cute little dogs protein age exercising nutrition normal puppy behavior dog guests tv star canine pregnancy drug dogs feeding anger confinement tricks testicular cancer hash quality time constantly scratching walk turkey thunderstorms dog train dog tips caring glaucoma state park great outdoors unwrapping joy fear balanced diet traditional medicine pet store large dog dog weight leadership boarding kennel dog loves attention dog show proteins dog safe two dogs chemotherapy dog tricks puppy care microphtalmos family pet stress Hollywood puppy treats dog leash obedience training right dog golden retriever dog cookies illegal drugs young puppy bulldog accomodate dog owner older dogs barking little dogs agressive dog flea comb dog care big responsibility relaxing war on drugs dog safety emergency care miniature schnauzer extra stress dog breeds puppy behavior little chihuahua aggression basic commands patient dog friendly fleas outdoor garden plants healthy diet delivering puppies dog distress video illicit drugs vet dogs scratching habits puppy correction gifts tv commercials puppies furry companion exercise period negative dogs swimming pools maltese dog lifejacket Boston Terrier doggy healthy proper digestion sugar levels lifestyle choices famous bark hot summer Chihuahua treats watching tv properly groom dog training water new surroundings animals love killing machine scrotum training bank challenge federal agents hypoglycemia long hair leash flea preventative treatment dog walk fight fleas wading pools neighborhood energetic dog rescue remedy loving California crate healthy teeth pets pancreatic disease coats talent agent dog marijuana dog emotions super foods space misbehaving dog tips dog shampoo chihuahua tips obedience class cocaine being alone dog spray puppy milk walking surgery ticks Christmas season sweaters Yorkie raise a puppy medication sugar production fear of thunder first aid kit stay healthy vomiting dry skin pay attention drink water cold weather stubborn little dogs arthritis dogs fun in the sun pit bull mild constipation dog skin correcting puppy herbal tea pug shake hands puppy food dead skin cells doggie bowl car wash funny dog dog toys tennis balls allergies ideal gift dogs love oils interstitial tumor herbal extracts snarl lifestyle bomb sniffer loveable breed marked paths food dog dinner dogs and puppies evening walk puppy advice fat relationship rule of thumb TV show morning walk flaky skin dog treat healthy adult cause tapeworms dominant heatstroke calm weight loss volunteer swimming carrots dog medication doggie treats sweater treat mild constipation water skiing preservatives visitors make commercials delicious dog cookies happy and upbeat outdoors new dog dog advice street value cabin fever puppy owner fishing tackle sleepy nature tail progressive retinal atrophy canine companion dog breeder amphetamines dog diet trails police dogs dog healthy meat products puppy tips disturb him urinary stone disease instructions little energy fruits heroin good health insulin backpack dogs home shopping list music neuter draw attention dog gifts healing process cold winter problem birth puppy cookies well groomed therapy dog fresh vegetables fresh water playful state agents hiking toys stimulation Fortune 500 companies gift wrap rest losing your cool dogs teeth rattlesnake sertoli cell better dog dachshund social puppy bites diabetes mellitus superb smelling fencing adorable dachshund site daily meal lie down bull terrier plain water vet checkup testicular tumor family safety separation anxiety thunder storm dog eats plants vetcare care dog and puppy jogging irritating dandruff excitement biting flies german shepherd metastasized toothbrush dental hygiene training dogs free things animal proteins cinnamon enjoy camping introducing puppy healthy dog loving bond rubber bands diseases dog behaviour training session grapefruit juice constipated puppy artificial additives daschund house trained long lives doggy treats hydrogen peroxide healthy adult dog dog food mammary glands proper brushing introducing dog apartment



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Pets Blogs
blog search engine