Item description for Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog to Reach Others by Kathy Diamond Davis...
You and your dog can become a therapy dog team!
Are you looking for a new and meaningful way to work with your dog? Do you want to improve the lives of those who because of illness or disability would benefit from visits with a volunteer canine "therapist"? Then think bout becoming a Therapy Dog Team and you will create the kind of magic that enriches lives.
Therapy Dogs, Training Your Dog to Reach Others, 2nd Edition gives you all the information you need to select, socialize and train your dog for this work. What better creature than a dog to offer comfort, companionship and even entertainment to people in a wide variety of settings?
You will learn: *What therapy dog work involves and how to train for it. *Benefits therapy dog work provides for you, your dog and others. *Various settings in which therapy dog teams do their work. *Whether your family pet might make a good therapy dog. *Selecting and training a puppy for therapy dog work. *How to keep yourself and your dog fresh for the work.
INCLUDES a complete course outline for teaching therapy dog classes!
Health care facilities need this information NOW!
Don't start an Animal Assisted Activity program at your facility without Therapy Dogs! You will have the latest information on how teams train, prevent problems, deal with liability issues as well as health and safety concerns. Therapy Dogs will help you understand what to look for in a program and in volunteers to assure success.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog to Reach Others?
As a physician who is training a Therapy Dog, I loved it! Nov 25, 2007
Kathy Davis' book is wonderful! I am using it, along with one or two others, to train my own Therapy Dog for my office and local hospitals and nursing homes. (Feel free to visit at www.drferraioli.com) I think that Ms. Davis was right to structure her book in such a complete manner, including such topics as how to choose a dog that might be good at this kind of work, what constitutes a good therapy dog visit, safety tips, training and handling techniques, the benefits of therapy dogs, and the list goes on! Well written and sober, for those who are wanting to do the real thing out there! Be well, Dr. Ferraioli www.drferraioli.com Author, "Cobwebs And Ugly Wallpaper"
PERFECTION Jun 13, 2007
Book arrived quickly and in perfect condition.
fantastic book Jan 9, 2007
I am very pleased with this book, it has given me many ideas of what to do as a therapy dog team and how I can help others. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in doing therpay dog work.
Just ok Nov 28, 2006
I purchased this book because the reviews from other shoppers were so good. I was a little disappointed though because the book is more a basic dog training guide than how to get started in the business of therapy dogs. It just wasn't the right book for me.
Helpful Guide for New or Aspiring Therapy Dog Teams Nov 10, 2006
I found this book to be a helpful introduction for people getting started in animal-assisted therapy/activities. One of the other posted reviews almost put me off, but I'm glad that I decided to take it with a grain of salt. In spite of their statement that the book does not adequately define what "pet therapy" is, I found that it did indeed deal with the definition and the different terminology that is used. The book gives many helpful tips and is a good basic guide for new therapy dog teams. I would also recommend it to those who are thinking of getting involved in pet therapy in the future.