What is a therapy dog?

Published on January 15, 2015 by in Blog, Dog Training, Therapy Dog

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Have you ever heard of a therapy dog before?  Ever wonder what exactly a therapy dog is and what they do? As a certified Therapy Dog Evalutor in the Toms River area, I am fortunate enough to work with pet parents and their dogs who want to become therapy dog teams. Join me for a […]

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There are 11 states in the U.S. that have an official state dog, with most of them concentrated on the East Coast and none being west of Texas. The states that do have an official K9 typically chose one that originated within its boundaries or a breed with historic local significance. These five dogs not […]

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Have you ever wondered if your canine companion has what it takes to be a certified therapy dog?  Curious to know what the therapy dog training entails?  Interested to see what the test looks for?  Well, we’re happy you asked!  As a therapy dog trainer and evaluator in Toms River, these are questions we answer […]

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One of our weekly puppy care clients recently left me the following note, asking a great question:  “Harvey graduated puppy school and I am interested in training him to help others cope with emotional or social issues.  Can you suggest any training?”  What a great goal for a new pet parent to have for their […]

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 And the winner is… BISCOTTI Elected Pet Mayor of Toms River! Ocean County – With over 10,000 votes cast, 5-year old terrier mix Biscotti won the race with 33% of the vote.  An active member of Caregiver Canines®, Biscotti is the first duly elected Pet Mayor of Toms River. Also in the hotly contested race […]

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We’ve been working so hard doing Simon, Lily, Daisy and Jin-Jin’s interviews that we almost forgot to do one for our very own, Biscotti!  Enjoy this informative interview that Danielle Maley of Caregiver Canines did with us so you can learn more about how Biscotti became a therapy dog and why she’ll make a great […]

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Last month, another pet sitting professional emailed me this news story about how New Yorker’s are using fake Therapy Dog or Service Dogs badges and vests to get their dogs into grocery stores, movies, clubs and anywhere else.  Let’s be honest:  this isn’t just happening in New York – it’s happening everywhere.   As a […]

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Say hello to our pretty friend!  Jin-Jin’s mom , Annette, welcomed us to her home to give us some insight into her special therapy dog.  Watch the interview below to find out why Annette wanted Jin-Jin to become a therapy dog and how the began volunteering with Caregiver Canines.   Vote for Jin-Jin  CLICK HERE […]

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Toms River Pet Mayor canine-didate, Lily is quite calm and relaxed, but don’t let that fool you!  She is still very honored and excited to be a nominee!  Lily and her mom, Kathy, spent some time answering some questions and giving us insight on what makes Lily happy.   Vote for Lily CLICK HERE

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Toms River Therapy Dog, Daisy is super excited to be nominated as a Toms River Pet Mayor Candidate!  Daisy and her mom, Barbara, took some time out of the their day to meet with me and tell us all why she’d make a great Pet Mayor! Want to vote for Daisy, click here!

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Simon and his Mom, Pat took some time out of their day to talk to us about the Caregiver Canine Pet Mayor Contest and what makes Simon so special.  Want to vote for Simon?  CLICK HERE  

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You love your dog so much and want to share their stellar, unique personality with the world, right?!  Well, that’s just awesome!  You know what?  I bet your community would LOVE to meet your dog and have them be an asset to your neighbors.  So, how exactly does your favorite canine become a therapy dog? […]

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As a dog trainer in Toms River, it is so important to us to help our clients and their pups reach their goals.  Maybe their goal is to have a dog who walks nicely on a leash?  Maybe it’s to have a dog who listens to every member of the family?  Whatever the goal is, […]

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