Goose's Therapy Training Thread - Page 5 - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-05-2018, 06:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Thanks: 289
Thanked 55 Times in 51 Posts
I appreciated reading more about your and Goose's progress. Sounds as though you both have found a great routine together.
Rusty9294 is offline  
post #42 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-05-2018, 06:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Neeko13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suburbs, PA
Posts: 4,054
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Thanks: 8,684
Thanked 5,030 Times in 1,891 Posts
Sounds like Goose is a natural..glad he found his niche, kids.. sounds awesome!!!

Neeko13 is offline  
post #43 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 05:37 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Book suggestion for Therapy Dogs

This will sound crazy, but I am just looking into the possibility of getting involved with doing therapy dog visits. Please explain here the differences with therapy, service, and special needs dogs. Do you have a suggestion on a good book to read up on to start learning about training a dog to become a therapy dog? Is it possible to train an older dog to become a therapy dog? I am on my 4th golden in 45 yrs. Getting ready to retire and have been thinking about this. Found a breeder who breeds dogs for this specific purpose. Also, why do you have to wait until the dog is one year old to do the testing? It sounded like he was ready early. I would think its like learning to drive a car, you practice, practice, practice and then wait for your road test..... I really enjoyed reading your updates and laughed at the barking at the statue. They are so unique, some of mine would bark if a leaf or something on the ground
starting to move. PS Your should write a book about your experience. Karen Williams, Houston, TX & new member of this forum
love it, love it, love it ...
KarenW is offline  
post #44 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 10:15 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Images: 3
Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I admire your decision(train a therapy dog by yourself) very much.
A therapy dog used to work for many people, they just like a volunteer. But a service dog is only for the owner.
You can just let the people who always ask the difference between the service dog and therapy dog to search it online by themselves.
Besides, the therapy dog always appears at the hospital, Rehabilitation facilities, nursing home, etc, people in here will be very familiar with them, and they seldom to access to the public, so I think if your dog becomes a real therapy dog, the trouble will happen less since it will meet less public.
Oldreid is offline  
post #45 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 07:14 PM
New Member
 
jimgl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 128
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenW View Post
Do you have a suggestion on a good book to read up on to start learning about training a dog to become a therapy dog? Is it possible to train an older dog to become a therapy dog?
Here are two books that were helpful for training therapy dogs:

Teaming With Your Therapy Dog by Ann Howie
Therapy Dogs, Training Your Dog to Reach Others by Kathy Davis
jimgl is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome