PETS AS THERAPY
I’m so excited about my dog Robbie getting assessed to become a Pets As Therapy Dog https://petsastherapy.org
Pets as Therapy says : We enhance health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. We provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.
Even though my Maltese terrier (Robbie ) wouldn’t harm a fly and is famously known on” Britains Got Talent as being the most laid -back dog in Britain” .See our 2017 audition https://youtu.be/KCleDYhYr8M
Yet, we cannot know as owners wether our dogs are really suitable to become a “Therapy Dog” .
(Note Please dont confuse emotional support dog with therapy dog .)
To become a Therapy Dog according to the PAT protocol The dog must be calm natured dog when being petted by children or elderly . A therapy dog will be happy to be groomed by the assesment officer and be able to accept treats from strangers gently taking them from the hands .Not all dogs like to be touched or petted for too long . Robbie will have to undergo several tests through a PAT assessment officer . All his vaccination will need to be up to date (which includes flea and worming treatment .)
My goal is that Robbie will be able to enter schools and institutions and join me for therapeutic Yoga with Dogs -Dogamahny TM. Our aim will be to work with vulnerable children and those with learning difficulties .
We are so very excited about this and we will update you of the outcome !
Mahny and Robbie
NEW YEAR ! NEW DOG ! NEW YOU!
This Christmas we have a wonderful bundle offer for You and Your Pet .
Doga strengthens the natural bond between you and your new dog (Rescue and Puppies ). Your new dog will benefit greatly from a regular weekly Monday night session at our beautiful , spacious and quiet yoga studio in the heart of Notting Hill .Please take advantage of our pre Christmas offer and use our voucher classes throughout the year at our various London venues.
Pre Christmas Class Voucher Offer:
This Christmas …..Please think of fostering or adopting a dog . Rescue dogs are challenging but the bond that you create long term will be one made of gold.Visit https://alldogsmatter.co.uk if you are thinking about getting a new dog or a new puppy this Christmas. Buying puppies online from breeders encourages puppy farming especially from the breeders that sell overseas .
Dogamahny TM opposes puppy farming. Please read the below for your consideration should you think about buying a dog this Christmas. It is important that you are able to visit the birth mother of your new pup.
If you cannot have direct contact with the birth mother of the new pup then it’s most likely that the pup that the mother was subject to puppy farming.(The chances are that the pup is sickly and has a low immune system .)A little research goes a long way and you rather be safe then sorry. Contact Alldogs Matter or the Animal Mayew Centre if you’d like to adopt or foster a cat or a dog .
From all of us here at DogamahnyTM we wish you a merry Christmas and look forward welcoming you and your dog on the doga mat in January!
Mahny and Robbie