The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss
and have found their way out of the depths. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
6. What is the difference between a therapy dog and a
certified crisis response canine?
Crisis response canines receive advanced training to
work in the complex physical environments of disasters
and to safely interact with strangers experiencing intense emotions in the aftermath of crisis. NATIONAL
crisis response canine teams are certified and insured.
Therapy dogs or comfort dogs work in normal controlled environments such as schools or nursing homes. They have regular scheduled visits, and often work with the same individuals. The emotions of the people they visit are within an expected, normal range.
7. Can a therapy dog be used to provide comfort during
or after a disaster?
No. It is unsafe for the people impacted by disaster, the responders, the handler and the dog. Canine teams
require special training, temperament, handling, and
stress management skills to effectively and safely handle
the intensity and complexity of the environment
and emotions following crisis.
Contact Us for more information about NATIONAL certification requirements. All requests are confidential.
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