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How Therapy Pets Can Help Those with Mental Health Issues

Therapy pets provide a number of health benefit to the people who utilize their services. They support physical and mental health not by performing tasks, as service animals do, but by being there and...

Six Ways a Therapy Pet Can Help Children

Pets have been shown to promote health benefits in humans. They can increase self-esteem, increase trust and confidence as well as increase endorphin production. In many instances, therapy dogs have specifically been used to...

Six Common Questions about Therapy Pets

What are therapy pets and are they safe? This is a question that many may be asking when they first hear about this type of program. They are found in schools, nursing facilities, hospitals,...

How to Find a PET Therapy

  You’ve heard about pet therapy. It just might be a good option for you or a loved one. So, what is the next step? How do you find a therapy pet that is right...

How to Train Your Pet to Become a Therapy Pet

Therapy pets are instrumental in changing the lives of many people on a daily basis. Just the touch of an animal has been shown to increase those “feel good” endorphins in the body as...

Top Ten Therapy Dog Breeds

Dogs are said to be “man’s best friend” and nowhere does that show more than in pet therapy. One of the most commonly used pets is dogs. They have been our faithful companions for...

Is My Animal Suited to Therapy Work?

Therapy pets perform a very important job. They provide a need for patients with disabilities - whether physical, behavioral or mental. Adding an animal component to treatment of certain patients can make a big...

What Is Pet Therapy?

You may have heard this term before but weren’t sure what it meant. Pet therapy is a relatively new type of program that uses various types of animals to assist human beings with rehabilitation,...

DESIGNER DOGS MIX IT UP

Designer Dogs - When several hundreds of dog breeds are no longer sufficient Designer dogs are not just a huge trend in the US. Also here with us these special Mischlinge arrived long ago. Designer dogs...

TRAINING YOUR DOG FOR A 5K RUN

Tips for Jogging and Running with Dogs A guest post by Phil Running and  training with the dog To start with, jogging or running is exhausting for a dog, even if sometimes it does not seem that...