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3 Types of Therapy Dogs (Infographic)

3 Types of Therapy Dogs (Infographic)

Do you know the difference between a companion dog, a therapy dog, and a service dog? How much training must each type have, and what’s really in their job description?

Read this infographic by Sniff Design Studio to learn more about these brave and helpful animals!

 

Courtesy of Sniff Design Studio, via TAILS Magazine

 

 

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5:28AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

That's why doggies are our loyal friends

12:46PM PST on Nov 9, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

1:40PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

thanks. service dogs are amazing :)

1:26AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Thanks. I never had a dog but would love to own one some day.

10:00PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Kudos to GINGER T and her lovely Hubby
I sent you a star too

8:25PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Amazing ... check out
Diabetic alert dogs http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/diabetic-alert-dogs-save-lives
i wish my twin sister would have had an alert dog like this incredible dog when she got Type 1 Diabetes as a child. She really loved dogs, and rescued many over the years. To know that dogs are now being trained in so many specific ways that can save a life is 'mind blowing' as she might have said! But I know she and many millions more would have been and are, truly grateful.
Dogs deserve second chances to ... adopt don't shop !

7:49PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Good to know.

6:04PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

It's helpful to know the differences between companion, therapy, and service animals. Thank you for sharing.

6:01PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

thanks

5:23PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Stephanie J: "I also think this would be beneficial for shelter dogs (and cats!). Those cities avidly working toward no kill status could also use programs to attract volunteers by helping train and socialize dogs for therapy purposes."

I agree completely. Sadly, shelter dogs are raraly chosen; trainers prefer Labrador & Golden Retriever puppies, instead of wasting time with training an adult mutt. Psh.

Ginger T: "I'm 100% against service dogs....they are horribly abused behind closed doors and it's almost impossible to get help for them."

Woah, I don't know what cases of domestic abuse you have there. Most service dogs in Europe and America are well-treated, and their owners love them. Of course they shall be checked regularly; but if they have a safe home, a good owner, and are healthy, what is the problem? There are many other instances of animal violence and neglect to worry about.

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*hehehehe* SO adorable!

Super idea. Thank you. Please keep up the good work.

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