Galgos as therapy dogs :)

19 Jan

The beautiful rough haired galgo JIM was found one month ago wandering along the highway. He lives with the other therapy dogs in the city dog pound in Tarragona and works several times a week among other things as in the above video in the old people’s home in Valls together with its small doggie friend SAMBA .

The old people love to play with the dogs and stroke them and make co-ordination exercises and come out in such a way by handling the animals from their isolation and their boredom.

We will take over from the project http://www.tanamigos.es and home the galga GETTY, which was trained also as a therapy dog, however the whole environment with so many people were too stressful and therefore we are looking for a calm family to adopt her. TAN AMIGOS will in the future also help us to train a further galgo as a therapy dog. Veterinärin ALEXIA told us that they also visit homes for problematic youths and psychologically ill humans with the animals. Also young people come to the kennels and learn with the dogs through clicker training how to communicate with the animals and train them. Only balanced and very open animals are suitable for therapy work. The very sensitive and shy GETTY finds it stressful and could not get accustomed to too many people in one place , the whole excitement frightened her. In order to save her further stress, she will be rehomed.

JIM relaxing in the sun with his therapy jacket on.

JIM nach getaner arbeit am relaxen an der sonne

GETTY, zu zurückhaltend für die therapiehundearbeitGETTY: during her training sessions

Here another video of the work with little SAMBA and DANA in a daily center for handicapped children. A mother says in the video that the animals help their daughter and make her happy.

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