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Therapy Dog Material

Therapy Dog Material

You may have thought that your lovable, adorable canine would make a good therapy dog. After all, you think he’s great and so would other folks, right?

To see if your dog really is cut out to be a therapy dog, check the following criteria for therapy work:

• Your dog is generally friendly and tolerant of all types of people, young and old.

• Your dog is amiable to being handled and petted by strangers.

• Your dog is well trained and will respond to basic obedience commands.

• Your dog is not skittish or alarmed by sudden noises.

• Your dog adjusts well to new situations and surroundings.

If your dog can meet all the above, then he’ll make a perfect therapy dog. It’s a great way to get involved in the community and put your canine towards the worthwhile cause of helping those in need.