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Therapy Pets

Parent Category: Service Animals
Therapy animals are animals that bring unconditional love to people in need such as hospital patients, elderly people, orphans and many more; motivating them to communicate. This category has questions relating to therapy animals, their work, etc.
The dog goes the about half of what a regular service dog does. Three step process, it only completes the first two. Step one is Obediance and must pass the AKC-CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test Step 2 is Public Access and ensuring the dog is well behaved in public, ADI Public Access Test.
Pet therapy can be with all people who have disabilities.
Yes! A therapy should be spayed (preferably) before her first heat cycle, at around 5-6 months of age.
Well, in therpay, dogs reduce the risk of health problems like heart attacks, and on so. Get a dog today! :D
Yes. They can be quite wonderful therapy dogs at that.
They can help in a special needs school for special needs children.  The dogs and children really do interact with each other and it is  a great program. Try to find a therapy dog program near you.
With autism, the fluid in the brain does not make a complete circle. This causes many of the symptoms of autism. The rhythm of a horse walking completes the circle and they have some momentary relief from the symptoms. I have worked with an autistic girl who rode horses and she was always much much...
  In 2000, J.K. Odendaal published a paper in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research entitled, "Animal-assisted therapy -- magic or medicine?" in which he reported that petting animals resulted in changes in six neurotransmitters and a lowering of blood pressure in human subjects. The journal ...
therapy dogs can help by cheering people up by going to nursery  homes or going to hospitals
yes, if you have an aquarium it can help soothe your mind,also it helps to lower blood pressure.
You can contact a dog trainer for the disabled or seeing eye dogs and they can put you in the right direction. You could also try writing Cesar Milan 'The Dog Whisperer' for help. He often uses his own children to help troubled pets and introduces them gently to his children.
Usually golden retrievers or labs but aaany dog could be used as a therapy dog as long as it is intelligent, well mannered, and loving.
Service animals and therapy animals are different from house pets,  and must be considered by the association is special ways.   The Americans with Disabilities Act considers therapy animals  differently from service animals.    Your association may have written guidelines about service...
There is usually no pay in the therapy dog world. Most therapy dogs are trained by their compassionate owners to visit people in hospitals, elderly facilities, etc. There are facility dogs that live at places like a convalescent hospital but I also think they are trained by volunteers.
Therapy Dogs International offers the TDI test to certify therapy dogs. It involves judging a dog's basic manners, temperament, and reaction to the strange things it would encounter in a nursing home. Good luck!. Other organizations include Delta Society's Pet Partners Program and Therapy Dogs Inc....
Therapy animals are pets that are trained to visit hospital, convalescent homes, and sometimes do library reading programs. They are not service dogs and not registered with the county. Most therapy animals are part of programs that do these sorts of activities.
Hippotherapy * usually is held at a stable with scheduled sessions for each client. The individual client's needs are evaluated and the treatment plan and goals are determined by licensed therapists. The sessions will be scheduled according to those assessed needs and goals, as well as client...
A Service Dog is a dog that is specially trained to do work or  tasks as well as handle the distractions and rigors of working in  public that assist its handler with a disability that substantially  impairs one or more major life activities. Such a dog can be  trained by a program or the...
With proper training, any animal can be an animal therapist. Same for cats and horses. Particularly dogs are the best options.
Yes, German Shepherds are very intelligent dogs and therefore they are very trainable and that would make them ideal as therapy pets.
They can be. There are certain training that they have to pass though.
It sounds like you are referring to an emotional support animal, a pet that provides comfort and companionship. These are not service dogs and are not registered with any organization. Anyone trying to sell you paperwork for this type of dog is a scam artist and your certificate is worthless. If you...
The Waldorf Astoria is a pet friendly hotel and thus allows therapy dogs. There may be extra charges included in your stay, however, so you may want to call the Waldorf Astoria ahead of time to be prepared.
Therapy horses can help by foacusing your mind onto something elce and having a good time.
A THERAPY DOG USED IN A BUSINESS....why yes, yes i can
A serive dog is not allowed on the table in a resturant, they do have to remain on the floor.
If the person has cerebral palsy and or is aging they would not need a guide dog, guide dogs are for blind. They may need a service animal or service dog, and does it cost, usually yes but I can not answer how much with the information you provided.
Therapy is a kind of doctor thing so go to medical school, choose the category : therapy then choose the pets area.. (i'm guessin')
It has been scientifically proved that petting animals can have beneficial effects on your stress levels and makes you feel better. it is also relaxing for the animal.
In general, monkeys are not used as service animals due to significant concerns about zoonotic diseases, potential aggression and ethical concerns.
Therapy dogs and medical service dogs are both working dogs,but they have different jobs, credentials, and permissions granted to them. Accordingto the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service dog is individuallytrained to do work and perform tasks for a person with a disability. Only dogs...
Being with dogs has mental and physical benefits to humans. Whenpeople pet dogs, their blood pressure lowers. Over time, if youhave a dog, you are less likely to have a heart attack. People'smental health is also improved when they are with dogs. They areless depressed and less anxious.
Therapy dogs are dogs that visit hospitals, retirement homes,schools, and other facilities. Therapy dogs are pet dogs who haveowners that volunteer to do friendly visiting with them. Dependingon where you live, you may be able to volunteer at age 13.
Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets.Playing with a pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.Pet owners have lower triglyceride and...
  If the blood pressure is elevated by psychological stress, the theraputic interaction with an animal can reduce the blood pressure by reducing the stress that causes it to be elevated.
\nMost areas in USA have it. Search online. Go to www.SearchKindly.org (a search engine) and type in "pet therapy in (your town)". Good luck.
This depends on where you live. Many cities have a local group thatyou can sign up for. Most groups require that your dog knows basic obedience, is wellsocialized, and meets basic health requirements.
The terminology in this continually evolving area of human-animal intervention has undergone many changes over the years and is still not standardized nationally in the US or internationally, and can create confusion. For a better explanation of what Animal Assisted Therapy is, and what it is not,...
Horses are used as therapy animals to help humans of all abilities and ages live a better life. Therapeutic riding programs cater to the physically and mentally disabled. Hippotherapy programs cater to people who are recovering from an injury that affects their ability to walk, or for people who...
  yes, in unimaginable ways. i have horses myself and have formed bonds with them that are stronger than with my own family.
  I'm guessing you mean massage therapy. There are many programs that offer this, and each one has its own requirement. A good knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the horse is a must; a knowledge of diseases and how each affects the body is also very valuable. If you can't get equine...
  In my experience pads don't work. They are only good for the guy that invented them. Ask your vet or humane society how to crate train your dog. It is a much better method.
A therapy dog is one trained, registered, and insured to visit facilities like hospitals and nursing homes to help cheer up the residents. A condo association cannot be forced to make an exception for a therapy dog in "no pets" housing.. If, however, the owner is disabled and owns a pet as part of...
Yes, pet therapy does work. It helps a person cope with the tragedy in their life. Pet therapy is good for eldery people, and people in the hospital. It is companionship for people without having to take care of the animal personally. I have my great aunt and my little brother who is fighting cancer...
first start by taking your dog in to public places, and letting adults and little kids pet him and play with him. if you write back we will go from ther.
  Some do. They might invite pet therapy groups to visit to allow their pets to visit with residents, or they might have one or more facility pets that residents care for.
  What is the cost of a toy poodle trained to be a therapy dog? Please answer soon.
Contrary to popular belief, some landlords ARE exempt from the regulations of the Fair Housing Amendments Act. The exceptions include (a) buildings with four or fewer units where the landlord lives in one of the units, and (b) private owners who do not own more than three single family houses, do...
Any breed can be used. The key is the animal must have a calm temperament, be well trained and under good control, and be strong enough to carry any special gear or support rider that might be needed.   Other contributors have said:   The only one i know is quarter horse. sorry. i .
The top three therapy dog programs in the U.S. are: the Delta Society, Therapy Dogs International, and Therapy Dogs, Inc. In the UK the top program is Pets as Therapy. Find a local therapy dog club, training class or evaluator by consulting local resources, such as your veterinarian, local dog...
A therapy animal basically brings joy into people's lives. A therapy animal is very gentle, and its main job is to just love everyone. Therapy animals visit old folks homes and patient wards to try and get them to be happier during the hard times ahead.
No. A therapy animal is a trained and certified animal that is used to provide mental, emotional or physical support to one or more humans. An animal therapist is a human who uses animals to treat patients. In other words, a therapy animal and an animal therapist are two halves of one team, but they...
  That is up to the nursing home in question; some do arrange for animals to visit or even to remain as pets of the nursing home.
A therapy animal basically brings joy into people's lives. A therapy animal is very gentle, and its main job is to just love everyone. Therapy animals visit old folks homes and patient wards to try and get them to be happier during the hard times ahead.
It depends on what therapy the cat is going to work most with. Here is the 3rd reason, in the link I've added below, for cats being good therapy animals:3. Petting or brushing long hair cats can be great physical therapy for individuals with muscle disorders.Recently, long hair cats have been used...
  Ponies can be therapeutic, but you need a lot of room, in a rural envronment, for animals of that sort. For most people, dogs and cats are much more practical.
yes they are trained very differently   companion animals are like your friends and will protect you   a therapy animal is trained to love everyone and not harm anybody   thats why therapy animals are good for kids and disable people
  If you need therapy from a pet clinic, money should be the least of your worries...
Your pet can be any age.Some hospitals that allow people to volunteer will say you need to be at least 16 with parent consent.
Horses have been used in medical treatments in the BC era. Hippocrates mentions riding in his writings "Natural Exercise". In 1780, Tissot wrote about the beneficial qualities of the horses' walk. Tissot was the first to describe the ill effects of too much riding and possible contraindications. In...
You would start with basic obedience and excellent manners. A therapy dog needs to be quietly friendly, controlled and calm in all situations. They must not jump up on others as they could injure delicate skin of the people it is visiting. If your dog meets that definition or once it has been...
Horses, cats, dogs, aquarium fish, hamsters, rabbits, etc. If they can aid in physical, emotional, or mental therapy, any animal can be a 'therapy animal'.
Though a license is not required, you can not just walk into a hospital with your dog and claim it as a therapy animal. You must first have permission from the facility you wish to visit. . Each facility will have its own requirements for those wishing to visit with therapy animals. Most require...
Pasco PAWS Therapy Dogs is a Therapy Dogs Incorporated affiliate. See link below. . The Alpha Society, Inc. See link below. . Paws for Friendship. See link below. . Sit n Stay Dog Academy. See link below. . Call Project PUP (Pets Uplifting People): (727) 450-5018. . Courteous Canine (a Delta Society...