Therapy dogs can be of any breed, size and shape. They must enjoy human touch, be well socialised and have a friendly and gentle temperament. It is veContinue Reading
There are many types of assistance dogs and some of them help with mental health issues like depression or PTSD. These dogs are chosen for their temperaments and are specially trained to assist their owners. Just being near dogs, and having a close and non-judgmental friend like a dog, is beneficial to someone with depression. […]Continue Reading
Therapeutic Visitation Dogs are the most common type of therapy dog. They are usually personal pets who have been trained to provide comfort and affecContinue Reading
Dog-assisted therapy incorporates dogs into the treatment plan to complement and enhance a more traditional therapeutic approach. It can be useful inContinue Reading
Service dogs are trained to perform specific tasks to assist someone who has a disability. They keep them safe and support their independence. In conContinue Reading
Therapists in pediatric care settings use therapy dogs for observing and monitoring the child’s behaviour with the dog and their tone of voice when inContinue Reading
In some mental health settings therapy dogs are used alongside conventional treatments, such as trauma therapy or social skills training. Dog therapyContinue Reading
Spending time with dogs has many positive outcomes for humans and affects all aspects of their well-being, physical, mental and emotional.