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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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