Managing Exuberance in a Therapy Dog

Managing Exuberance in a Therapy Dog

Meet Tiger, an Australian Shepherd living near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. Therapy dogs must have the personality for meeting, greeting and visiting people. Tiger is a friendly and intelligent dog but he is over the moon happy to meet people; each time, it’s the most exciting experience in the world for him! His exuberance and enthusiasm can be problematic so he wears a NewTrix dog halter to help keep him calm and he has had years of formal training in socialization, obedience, and off-leash work. He watches his owner, Jan Fincher for direction, working on cues for approaching and visiting people. Tiger completed the four-session training and assessment process at the Boulder Community Hospital where he now volunteers to visit patients. He has also been formally observed and assessed by a national therapy dog organization and is a registered therapy dog.

Do you know a dog with a therapeutic personality?

 
 

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