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Finding and Preparing a Dog for Canine Assisted Play Therapy™

Finding and Preparing a Dog for Canine Assisted Play Therapy™

Another frequently asked question about Animal Assisted Play Therapy® pertains to finding the right canine partner and preparing the dog for the work. Most common are questions about which breeds make the best therapy dogs. These are actually more complex questions than many people realize. This blogpost is designed to point readers toward some helpful resources that we have developed.

Animals Speak!  Issue 13: Pandemic Tips for Kids and How to Keep Busy

Animals Speak! Issue 13: Pandemic Tips for Kids and How to Keep Busy

The coronavirus pandemic has caused lots of changes for everyone, including kids and even dogs! In this issue of Animals Speak!, Josie Patches has a short message of what she has been up to and then introduces our special guest for this issue!
Animals Speak! is a project of the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy® to provide encouragement and help to kids during the pandemic in a light-hearted manner.

Animals Speak! Issue #11: Hong Kong Therapy Dogs Sing For You!

Animals Speak! Issue #11: Hong Kong Therapy Dogs Sing For You!

Animals Speak! is a a project of the International Institute of Animal Assisted Play Therapy® featuring therapists and their animals from all over the world who have been trained in AAPT. The purpose is to provide child-friendly information about topics related to the pandemic, along with some fun or interesting ideas to help kids of all ages cope with what is going on. In Issue 11, we will hear from some singing dogs from Hong Kong!