Animal Assisted Therapy & Therapy Dogs

VIDEOS ABOUT ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

Tootsie Greeting a Patient
Watch how Trisha’s Tootsie wants nothing more than to be in
someone’s lap. A good sign in a potential Animal Assisted Therapy
or Animal Assisted Activities dog!

 

AAA-AAT Excitability Test
One of the traits of a good AAT dog is low reactivity. Watch
how Czar, the big white Pyrenees, remains calm, while later
on, Border Collie Willie shows too much excitement to work
with children or the disabled.

 

RELATED BLOGS FROM “THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH”

Assistance Dogs International (Or does the “I” stand for Inspiring?)  September 2014

Possibility Dogs: Review and Q&A with Susannah Charleson  May 2013

Psychiatric Service Dogs  May 2013

New DVD on Animal Assisted Therapy!  April 2012

Therapy Dogs – Born or Made?  January 2012

Therapy Dogs Today  December 2011

Raw Diets and Assistance Dogs  September 2010

Animal Assisted Therapy Through the Ages  September 2010

Animal Assisted Therapy  January 2010

ARTICLE ABOUT ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

Lending a Helping Paw: Is your dog a good fit for therapy duty?

RELATED DOG TRAINING BOOKS & DVD

         

Training Your Dog

Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.

Behavior & Health

If you’re interested in canine cognition, communication, social systems & nutrition (plus a host of other topics!), look here to start seeing your dog in an entirely new light!

Behavior Problems

Here’s help for dogs of every description, from cautious canines to feisty fidos. Click below for videos, articles, books and DVDs that will help you help your dog.

Finding Resources

Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!

HAVE YOU READ TRISHA’S MEMOIR?

"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."

—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.

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