Thursday, September 4, 2008

Therapy Dogs

I was doing a little research tonight about what kind of training would be involved if I wanted Noni to become a therapy dog. I came across a website that made me sit back in awe.

My 3 little nephews have all been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. 4 Paws for Ability trains service dogs, and they have dogs that are specially trained to help those with autism. I linked to several videos on YouTube spotlighting some of the ones that have these special dogs and it brought a tear to my eye. I love dogs and think that they can brighten anyone's life and to think of them having the ability to help the ones like my nephews, it is inspiring.

I'm hoping that one day, Noni can help others. I stand up and cheer for the people that care enough about both the dog and the person to do this kind of work.

I'll be speaking to Noni's vet next month when I take her in for her yearly visit to see if there are any programs here in Alaska that do therapy dog training. I'll keep you updated as things progress.

Lots of love to the little ones!

1 comment:

lonestar818 said...

That is really sweet :). I know several families for whom therapy dogs have made all the difference in the world!