Kennel Club
Kennel Club #BanShockCollars campaign set to be won in England
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK shortly, following a consultation period on the terms of such a ban, including a total import ban and a possible amnesty.
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Five Hero Dogs
Five Hero Dogs Named as Finalists in hero dog awards
Judges from the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, have selected five inspiring finalists to go forward for the public vote, with the winner being announced in the Genting Arena at the Birmingham NEC on the final day of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Sunday 11th March. These five dog heroes are just some of the dogs celebrated at the show for the ways that they enrich our lives.
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New partner
The Kennel Club announce Purina PRO Plan as their new partner in pet nutrition
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to be working with Purina PRO Plan who share many of the same beliefs as the Kennel Club in terms of responsible dog breeding through the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme and the important role that our canine companions play in our society.
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Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban shock collars
In a video posted on Ross Thomson MP’s twitter account, the Foreign Secretary states: “I am absolutely shocked to discover that electric collars are being used on dogs as utensils of discipline and education. There are far better ways of training your dog. Just as you don’t need to cane children anymore, we’ve moved on from that – let’s move on from electric shock dog collars.”
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Kennel Club welcomes consultation
Kennel Club welcomes consultation on third-party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club, whose own regulations explicitly ban the sale of puppies to third parties, has long called for an end to the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party retailers, as puppy farmers often use such outlets to sell their pups to unsuspecting members of the public who never see the terrible conditions that the pups were raised in.
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Say bonjour
Say bonjour to the UK’s newest pedigree dog – the Barbet
Following the ‘entente chaleureuse’ established between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron at last week’s summit in London, Anglo-French relations in the world of dogs also look set to become even more cordial after official recognition of an ancient French breed in the UK.
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Finley shares her Wisdom about Therapy Dogs

Hi all, Finley here! Happy Spring! I hope you all are having a good one so far…. I sure am. Today, I want to share with you about something that is very special to me and that’s the wonderful gift of therapy dogs. Therapy Dogs are dogs that have been trained to help people feel...

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Hi all, Finley here! Happy Spring! I hope you all are having a good one so far…. I sure am. Today, I want to share with you about something that is very special to me and that’s the wonderful gift of therapy dogs. Therapy Dogs are dogs that have been trained to help people feel...

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Hi all, Finley here!

Happy Spring! I hope you all are having a good one so far…. I sure am. Today, I want to share with you about something that is very special to me and that’s the wonderful gift of therapy dogs. Therapy Dogs are dogs that have been trained to help people feel better.  I have some special friends that are therapy dogs and honestly…..sometimes I feel a little jealous because what they do is so cool! There are so many ways therapy dogs can help people feel better.

WAYS THERAPY DOGS CAN HELP

Therapy dogs can help lots of different people. Some of the people that my friends visit are:

  • Kids in school—sometimes kids that have a hard time reading will feel more comfortable reading to a dog than they will to a classmate. This helps their reading improve.
  • Sick kids in the hospital—kids who are in the hospital for different reasons can feel sad a lot of the time. When a therapy dog comes by to see them, it really helps to lift their spirits.
  • Older people in nursing homes—Therapy dogs are great therapy for older people who live in nursing homes. Sometimes they get lonely or they’re sick too and when a therapy dog comes to visit it can really make their day.
  • People in hospitals—People old and young who are in the hospital for any reason seem to really get a lift when they’re visited by a therapy dog. An added bonus, therapy dogs are great for doctors and nurses too!

As therapy dogs become more popular, humans are beginning to understand the affect they have on the people they visit. Did you know that therapy dogs can help lower blood pressure in humans? It’s true! So when a therapy dog visits someone with high blood pressure and heart disease, it can help improve these conditions they have. Therapy dogs are also a BIG help to people struggling with dementia. Sometimes people with dementia can feel sad and depressed when they have a hard time remembering things and a therapy dog can really help to ease their depression.

HOW TO BECOME A THERAPY DOG

Some humans get therapy dogs confused with service dogs, but they’re actually totally different. A guide dog is bred specially to help people with a task to assist with a disability, but a therapy dog can be any dog that’s gone through some training to bring comfort to anyone. The quick and easy way to remember the difference is that a service dog helps their owner, and a therapy dog helps other people.  Therapy dogs can be big or little, they just have to be dogs that are pretty mellow, enjoy people and don’t get scared easily because once you become a therapy dog, you’ll be going into different buildings and riding on elevators (which I think sounds cool).

Before a dog can be a therapy dog they have to go through about 6 weeks of training with their owner. This helps the owner know what’s expected of their dog and will help them know if their dog is a good fit for the job. Once the dog completes the training, they are officially certified as a Therapy Dog. Most every city has a program that you can check out. If you’re not sure where to go in your local area you can always check out the AKC and their list of Therapy Dog organizations across the country.

We dogs are pretty special because all of us bring joy to the humans we live with, but dogs that become Therapy Dogs are a little extra special because they help so many people. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about Therapy dogs and I hope you’ll consider letting your dog become one.  It’s great for dogs and for humans.

 

Until Next Time,

 

Finley,

Official Canine Quality Control Officer

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