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Therapy Dogs In Schools- The Benefits To Students And Teachers Explained

Therapy dogs are canines that are trained to provide comfort and affection to people in retirement homes, nursing homes, hospices, schools, hospitals and disaster areas, and to people with autism. Therapy Dogs work in animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy, typically alongside their owner/handlers who consider them the canines to be their personal pets. Schools across the […]

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Mental Health Service Dogs

Mental health service dogs work with humans who have mental disabilities. They offer support to people facing the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic attacks and, anxiety attacks, among other mental disorders. Mental Health Service Dogs- Mental Illness Mental Illness comes in many forms with many symptoms and signs.  Individuals with mood disorders such as bipolar can […]

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All 50 States Ranked By Animal Protection Laws- Where Your State Ranks May Shock You!

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) released its 11th annual report on animal protection rankings on Tuesday. The longest running and most authoritative report of its  kind, the ALDF assesses the strength of each jurisdiction’s animal protection laws by examining over 4,000 pages of statutes. Each jurisdiction receives a raw score based on fifteen different categories of animal protection. The report then ranks all 50 states jurisdictions by comparing their raw scores. The report also highlights the top, middle, and bottom tiers of jurisdictions and notes the “Best Five”  and “Worst Five” states overall. Across the country, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has largely seen positive changes regarding animal safety. Table of Contents These improvements included:Top States For Animal Protection LawsWorst States For Animal Protection […]

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How To Perform CPR On A Dog

If your dog has a medical emergency and stops breathing, don’t count on being able to make it to the vet’s office in time. Knowing how to perform CPR on a dog can mean the difference between life and death for your beloved pooch, so keep this info graphic in a handy place where you […]

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What Are Therapy Dogs And What Do They Do?

Table of Contents What are Therapy Dogs?Therapy Dog RequirementsTypes of Therapy DogsTherapeutic Visitation DogsDisaster Relief DogsFacility Therapy DogsAnimal Assisted Therapy DogsReading Therapy DogsTherapy Dog BreedsSmall Breeds:Large Breeds:Therapy Dog TrainingSitting politely for pettingAppearance and groomingWalking on a loose leadWalking through a crowdSit and lay down on commandComing when calledReaction to another dogReaction to distractionSupervised separationTherapy Dog Certification What are Therapy Dogs? Therapy […]

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Autism Service Dogs and Their Benefits to Children

An autism service dog is a service dog trained to assist an autistic person to help them gain independence and the ability to perform activities of daily living similar to anyone else. For the most part, these dogs are trained to perform tasks similar to those of service dogs for other sensory processing disorders. Many autism service dogs are trained in guide work/obstacle avoidance […]

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Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds for Your Home

Table of Contents We Wanted to Know the Smartest Dog Breeds to Have as PetsBorder CollieAussie ShepherdGerman ShepherdMalinoisStandard PoodlePapillonLabrador RetrieverGolden RetrieverDoberman PinscherRottweilerWhich Breed is Missing? We Wanted to Know the Smartest Dog Breeds to Have as Pets Many of us like to think that our dog is just smarter than all of the other dogs out […]

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Diabetic Service Dogs Primer

Table of Contents Diabetic Service Dogs and Diabetic Alert DogsTypical BreedsTrainingNotification Training Your Family DogObtaining a DogWarnings Diabetic Service Dogs and Diabetic Alert Dogs Dogs possess an incredibly powerful sense of smell. That’s why we use these impressive animals to detect the presence of drugs, explosives and other contraband, ultimately helping to keep society safer. A […]

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Another Kind of Service Dog

Table of Contents USMC Service Dog Earns Highest Military Honor… from the BritishAn Angel Among Devil DogsLucca’s Last Mission as a Military Service DogRecovery and Retirement USMC Service Dog Earns Highest Military Honor… from the British   The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) has been recognizing the gallantry and bravery of military service animals […]

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Flying With A Dog

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