How to Become a Pet Therapy Team With Your Dog and Make a Difference Today

How to Become a Pet Therapy Team With Your Dog and Make a Difference Today

Do you think your dog will make a great candidate for a Therapy Dog? Do you have a little extra time to volunteer in your community with your dog? What is a Therapy Dog? The term “Therapy Dog” refers to a volunteer dog and handler team that have met the evaluation requirements to officially visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools, disaster areas and other areas where comfort and support can be provided. Conversely, a service dog is a dog trained specifically to provide assistance to individual with either a physical or mental disability, and an emotional support dog is one that … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping Your Senior Dog Young at Heart

Senior Dog Health Tips to Keep Them Going!

Can sports and games help your senior dog stay young at heart? Just like us, our senior pets need regular exercise, mental stimulation and regular social interaction with other pets and/or people. While they might not be up for the endless games of fetch, they still need the right level of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them young at heart. Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is a common issue for senior dogs that is very similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans. Symptoms can range from forgetfulness of familiar trained tasks, to disorientation, restlessness or barking for no reason. While … Continue reading