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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
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