Post # 1
My golden retreiver and I are currently working on our CGC certification and then onto becoming a therapy dog (hopefully!) Just curious – do any of your bees have therapy dogs? What kind of work do you do with them? I have always wanted to visit hopitals, specifically the pediatric ward, but there is a waiting list of 200+ at our local children’s hospital!! Looking for more unconventional ideas, like bringng her to schools so children can read to her, or visiting nursing homes.. What do you do?
Post # 3
@Sea_Ashley: I don’t, but my friend does. She brings her dog to hospitals, schools, and nursing homes. My dog is definitely not qualified to do this work, lol.
Post # 4
My brother has his own personal therapy dog and he brings his dog to a place called Clubhouse. It is a place for people who have anxiety disorders or some sort of mental illness. They LOVE it!! It isn’t a typical hospital but I wouldn’t have even known something like this exsisted until he started going there. My brother is mentally challenged himself.
That may be a good idea to look into? Best of luck and you are pretty amazing for wanting to do that!
Post # 5
Both my dogs are CGC certified and we’re working to get to a Therapy dog certification.
Post # 6
i don’t have any great ideas for you, but I just wanted to pop in and say that I LOVE the therapy dogs that come to the children’s hospital I work at. They are so calm and sweet and the patients adore them. I think it is a wonderful thing you’re doing 🙂
Post # 7
@beeintraining: What kind of dogs do you have?
@Bribaby119: I didn’t know tht places like that existed either! Thanks for the idea
Post # 8
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@Sea_Ashley: Not just children’s hospitals benefit from therapy dogs — what about Hospice or regular hospitals?
There’s a program at my local library that brings a therapy dog in once a week or month for kids to read to which I think is an adorable idea!
Post # 9
@Sea_Ashley: One is a Lab and the other is a Lab x Border Collie rescue. 🙂