Cesar® brand Cuisine has been helping to fund training for therapy dogs for many years. They have set up a specific page on their web site to be able to reach out and invite people to join the cause.
The recognition of the value of using animals in a healing process has been around for a time. Studies have been pursued that have demonstrated a decrease in both the stress levels and blood pressure of people during visits by Therapy Dogs. These Dogs give residents, staff members, and visitors a break from regular daily routines, loneliness, and illness.
What is a Therapy Dog?
Most people confuse Therapy Dogs with Service Dogs. Service Dogs give assistance or aid to disabled or handicapped individuals. They are specially trained and are granted legal access to all public places with a few exceptions (zoos and hospital surgical areas).
Therapy Dogs are family pets trained and certified through therapy organizations. They are considered half of a therapy team, the other half being the handler of the therapy dog. This therapy team enters nursing facilities, hospitals, schools, care centers by invitation and assist in a variety of healthcare and education situations – helping in physical therapy, rehabilitation, special needs classrooms, through AAA (Animal Assisted Activities) or AAT(Animal Assisted Therapy).
What are the qualities of a Therapy Dog?
Therapy Dogs must:
- Be well tempered
- Not shed excessively
- Well socialized (exposed to many environments)
- Love to cheer others up!
You can discuss how cesar® brand is helping to fund training therapy dogs, and what therapies are done by therapy teams to assist individuals in the healing process on their site. We invite you to join the cause! Presently, cesar® brand has reached its goal of donating $200,000 to the first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™. Now, they are down to the final eight! Cast your vote for the winning Hero Dog today!