F.A.Q.'s

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"Helping People, One Dog at a time."

F.A.Q.'s

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"Helping People, One Dog at a time."

Frequently Asked Questions

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All three categories of dogs perform special work in our communities but there are some significant differences between the three types of dogs.

Therapy Dog

  • are trained to a level of obedience which covers basic commands. 

  • are encouraged to be accessible to more than one person during a therapy session. 

  • may be approached when out walking because the handler and dog are “off duty.”

  • are normally family pets trained by their owners or by professional dog trainers. 

  • maybe any breed of dog. 

  • cost the same amount to raise as any other dog. 

  • have no specific fitness or health regimes to abide by. 

  • can continue working for as long as is appropriate (may vary by therapy dog group).

Common characteristics of all three categories of dogs:

What do you look for in a therapy dog?

1

A great temperament, meaning a dog that clearly enjoys being around people, even if they have never met that person before and is well socialized with other dogs.

 

2

Good obedience, to include a thorough understanding of the basic commands (sit, down, stay, leave it) with a strong focus on their owner.

3

Physically fit: able to pass a thorough medical examination given by a qualified veterinarian.