Pets can form a special relationship with people when they get emotional support and security. They can help people to overcome difficult situations. Nowadays many shelter dogs are being trained as therapy dogs.
Some organizations help shelter dogs get trained as therapy dogs. We will discuss these organizations here.
Pets for Vets
When soldiers return from service, most of them often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. They suffer from severe anxiety and sleeplessness. Pets for Vets believe that dogs can help these soldiers to recover.
So, they rescue dogs, train them, and provide them to the veterans as therapy dogs. They teach basic obedience and other different skills that prepare them to go to their new guardian and home also.
This organization has been working for more than 30 years to train dogs to become therapy dogs. They rescue dogs from the shelters and train them well so that they can assist people and children in need.
They also help veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic disorder. They have a special program to train dogs so that they can detect disease and provide comfort to victims of abuse. These dogs are so well trained that they can even testify in court.
Can Do Canines
This organization was founded in 1989 and since then it has helped many dogs find a home. The organization is now training shelter dogs for therapy reasons. To date, about 500 dogs have been trained to help people who experience difficulties.
The dogs are treated well, and they are given necessary medical treatment as well so that they can be in their best condition.
These organizations have prepared therapy dogs for years. These dogs are now helping many people by providing them companionship.