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How to Find, Train, and Certify a Qualified Animal-Assistance Dog

June 8, 2021 Written by K9 Ambassadors

This summary, 2-hour class introduces you to the least cost and most expedient way to choose the right dog for your specific physical and emotional needs and circumstance. The class also covers resources available to train your pet for a particular purpose, such as providing therapy dog services to the public. Class features: Live, Virtual…

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Pet-Related Funding Opportunities

June 8, 2021 Written by Contributor

By Steven Feldman, CEO, HABRI

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) has now opened applications for the FY 2021 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program. This grant program will support the expansion of shelter and housing assistance for survivors of domestic violence with companion animals. Please share…

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Using Dogs to Detect COVID-19

June 8, 2021 Written by Contributor

Investigating whether dogs could be trained to identify unique odours associated with coronavirus infection The ARCTEC team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Medical Detection Dogs and Durham University ran a study training dogs to identify unique odours associated with coronavirus infection.

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Dogs Don’t Like Passive or Unresponsive Human Faces

June 8, 2021 Written by Contributor

By Stanley Coren, PhD, DSc, FRSC, Canine Corner, Psychology Today

Dogs need a stream of active facial expressions to keep them focused on a person According to some new research, your face may be the key to building a better bond with your dog. When we are trying to communicate with someone, the human face undergoes a number of …

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Our Founding Therapy Dog, Rudy

April 29, 2021 Written by K9 Ambassadors

July 2006- October 2019 This text has been revised from the original text. Rudy’s contribution to the animal-assisted therapy industry will last forever.  Rudy motivated us to establish our nonprofit organization, K9 Ambassadors, with his uncanny ability to consistently put a smile on people’s faces and bring them joyfully into the “here and now.” Rudy …

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How to Find and Select a Dog that Matches Your Needs

July 7, 2021 Written by Contributor

The following slides are taken from our two-hour course,  How to Certify Your Pet as a Therapy Dog.

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