We love when clients share videos!❤️ This is Tobey who just earned his Trick Dog Novice and is working towards his intermediate title! How cool is this?! 👏🏼 Tricks are great to show off at parties but beyond that help promote appropriate mental stimulation that helps tire dogs out and decrease destructive and attention seeking behavior. What tricks does your dog know??
Dogs are our link to paradise #therapydog#animalassistedtherapy ———————————————————————— Can’t think of anyone who likes their job more than this guy. This was a different type of visit - we generally work in quieter hospital settings with absolutely no filming allowed but this time we went to the university during finals week. [Video Description: Calvin is wearing his blue therapy dog vest with yellow writing. He is getting pet by multiple students all over his body, back, face, and paws. At one point, the camera shows his fellow therapy dog volunteer, a tri colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Prancer. #accessibility ]
Love your job and you’ll never work a day in your life - Calvin probably #therapydog#freehugs ———————————————————————— We’re back to our Therapy Dog visits after a month of hiatus while mom recovered from hip surgery. Today we visited the hospital’s inpatient psychiatric floor. We either meet in a main room with lots of people or go room to room with nurses who are doing their rounds. These visits tend to be quieter, in the sense that we don’t really talk...Calvin just has a silent moment with each new friend. Either in embrace, at their feet, or with his head in their lap. They don’t need words to establish a connection. We always find it magical, but I suppose that’s exactly what a dog is. #therapydogs#therapydogsofinstagram#caninegoodcitizen
Free Hugs Vest: Custom from @theatomichound
Matching Bandana: @sand.dollar.dog.co
[Image Description: Calvin is standing in front of a sign that says “Saint Francis Memorial Hospital” he is wearing a vest that has a red patch labeled “Therapy Dog Pet Me.” His vest is in a fabric that says “Free Hugs” in various colors. He is wearing a matching bandana with “Calvin” monogrammed on it #accessibility ]