Therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of others. Therapy dogs travel with their owners to schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read, to visiting a senior in assisted living, a therapy dog provides a much needed service. You will encounter these wonderful animals in traditional settings such as those mentioned earlier, but you can also find a therapy dog calming someone facing difficult issues, or acting as a non judgmental “listener” to a child afraid to read aloud.
The therapeutic effect of animal companionship has been well documented. Boxers make excellent therapy dogs and there are opportunities to suit the individual personalities of every boxer and his owner!!!!
THE GROUPS THAT CERTIFY THERAPY DOGS INCLUDE:
Therapy Dogs International
Delta Therapy Dogs
Pets on Wheels
It is not always necessary to join a specific organization, so check with facilities in your area to see what the requirements are for you and your Boxer to make visits.
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