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A New Leash on Life, Inc. trains volunteers and their pets to become certified therapy dog teams. Teams serve as ambassadors of love and good cheer—visiting nursing homes, assisted living centers, schools, and hospitals in Oklahoma.

A simple touch of a soft hand or a wagging tail can bring smiles, comfort, and sweet memories to people whose world has become very small and often lonely.

Just the presence of a therapy dog in a reading circle creates calm and lessens anxiety read aloud to an attentive listener.

Therapy dogs are great assistants in the rehabilitation setting. They provide motivation to adults and children who seem to forget the difficulty of their task when they interact with a dog.

How to Become a Therapy Dog Team
Dogs must first have basic obedience skills and enjoy being pet by strangers in social situations. After an evaluation, volunteers and their dogs are then eligible for our therapy dog training course which culminates in certification.

Contact us today if you and your dog would like to become a New Leash therapy dog team.

For more information regarding Therapy Dogs, contact us at therapy@newleashinc.org.

 

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