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Do Dogs See In Black And White?
By Luke Blaise
Many people wonder if dogs see in black and white. This is a very common question, and the answer might surprise you. It is common to want to humanize pets, so we hope that they see and feel the same Read more...

 

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Training Your Working Dogs A Problem? Go For Working Dog Vids
By Vikram kumar
The role of pets, especially the dogs is inevitable in the life of human beings. Dogs can be seen as loyal friends, industrious workers and the best caretaker for your kids as well as families. Read more...

Dog Training Tip: Biggest Mistake Dog Owners Make
By Diane Palmer
Repeating the dog command over and over, when it is not working!You have probably done this many times yourself, or seen others do it at the dog park or on walks. You hear them Read more...

 
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Dog Training - The Down Command
By John M Williams
This command is a very useful command and is relatively easy to teach your dog. After learning the sit command, this command should be a breeze for you. Getting your dog to be able to lie down and Read more...
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Easy Dog Training Tips
By tinny tong
There are many species of animals that share a bonding with the humans... Foremost among them, the men most loyal friend has always been the Dog. Humans and dogs are depended on each Read more...
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Benefits Of Yoga - Why Yoga Exercise Is Good For You
By Satrajit Majumdar
Yoga books tell us that Yoga, as we all know, is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yogis view that the mind and the body are one and that if it is given the right yoga kit and tools Read more...


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Therapy Dog Training - Working With Your Dog
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Therapy dog training, while important, is something with which many people are not familiar. A therapy dog is one that is used to do animal assisted therapy and activities. Organizations train the dog to help people in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and virtually anywhere people need some sort of therapy. So, then, how do dogs become therapy dogs? It is a fairly simple process.


A Good Citizen

Though the requirements for therapy vary from state to state, it is almost universal that the dog must be certified as a canine good citizen. In order to receive that, you have to train your dog to be focused and well behaved around distractions. Generally your local animal shelter or even a therapy center will have classes available for you to learn how to turn your dog into a canine good citizen.

Classes for Therapy

Therapy can start as soon as your dog has been certified as a canine good citizen. The training consists mainly of teaching your dog how to ignore things like hospital equipment and school noises that he or she may not be used to being around. They also train the dog to help with simple activities and therapy with those who need it. However, in many cases, the therapy is really just the presence of the dog. Those using the services of dogs trained in how to perform the therapy can be anything from walking them, to reading to them, to simply being around them.

Where to Go

If you are interested in therapy for your four legged pal, then you should check out the internet or your local yellow pages. Whether you live in Virginia, California, or anywhere else, there is an organization in your area that will help you not only teach your dog how to become a therapy dog, but also get him out in the community and doing his part. Additionally, you can volunteer to help with everything from training to the therapy itself. Just get in contact with your local organization.

Therapy can be incredibly rewarding. When you teach your dog how to react to the situations with which he will be presented, you are putting him in a situation to be more than just a pet. You and your dog together can be real additions to the community and help your fellow man.
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Secrets Of Dog Obedience Training
By Jenny Lindston
The purpose of obedience training is to teach the dog to behave nicely with people around them. Successful dog obedience training leads to a happy dog. The most important requirement of obedience dog Read more...

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