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How To Discover Your Dog’s Unique Healing Talent – Interview with Judy Fridono, Surf Dog Ricochet’s Trainer

June 15, 2019

Surf Dog Ricochet is the first-ever dog to provide canine-assisted surfing therapy, after jumping on a surfboard with a quadriplegic boy in 2009. In addition to her work as a therapy dog for individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities, such as children with autism and veterans with PTSD, she is a great example of how valuable innate talents, instincts, and out-of-the box ideas can be. [...]

The Impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy And Activities

February 17, 2019

Learn more about how the healing power of pets was discovered as well as how animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and animal-assisted activities (AAA) came about. Find out what the importance of AAT organizations through our series of interview with volunteers or the executive members of organizations that work to make the world more dog-friendly. [...]

How To Train A Therapy Dog – Interview With Barb Kelly

January 29, 2013

Barb Kelly, Director at Therapeutic Paws Of Canada (TPOC), explains what personality traits and temperament make a good therapy dog, and the process to get started in animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Offer physical, mental and spiritual support to those who need it, and help promote the healing power of pets. TPOC, bringing joy, comfort and healing. [...]