Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

It started with dogs, which have been used for therapy in a variety of ways for years. Labradors and Golden Retrievers undergo rigorous training to be service dogs to aid people with disabilities. In addition, dogs can serve as emotional therapy animals, helping victims through trauma or therapy dogs at …
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Sara Carson wins National Dog Trainer of the Year Honour

Despite now being recognized as one of the top trick dog trainers in the world, the 23-year-old up and comer said, ”I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for an award before. … It means a lot to me. I’ve been a dog trainer for about 12 years now. So just the fact that some people take time out of their day …
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Program Graduates First Service Dog

The Fairbanks branch of Paws for Purple Hearts is graduating its first veteran’s service dog. The national non-profit provides service dogs for disabled veterans, and involves them in dog training, as a form of therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.
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Marbleheader ‘PRoUD’ of her passion for puppies

“I was missing my dog but my resident coordinator was in this club … and I said I’ve gotta find that club. And I did.” The club works in conjunction with The Seeing Eye, a New Jersey based philanthropic organization that breeds, raises and trains Seeing Eye dogs as guides for the blind. Jepsky said the …
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Therapy dog relieves MATC Reedsburg students stress

… to ask if she would know anyone with a service dog who could come during the start of finals week. Knopf, who’s also the commandant for the Eagles Nest Detachment Marine Corps League in Sauk County, asked Cheryl Agen of Baraboo to bring her service dog in training for the day at the college.
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