Dogs can bring comfort, companionship, and joy to children with autism. But, with so many dog breeds to choose from, it can be challenging to determine which breed is best for kids with autism. This blog will help you understand the key factors to consider when choosing a dog for a child with autism, and provide a list of the most suitable breeds for these kids.
A heartwarming video of a chocolate Labrador taking his first warm bath after being rescued has captured the hearts of TikTok users. The video, posted by a Fort Lauderdale-based pet lover, shows Charlie the Lab enjoying a warm bath and looking content. With over 2.3 million views, the caption reads "He was literally in paradise." Adopting a dog can be a fulfilling experience as it can save a life, fight against cruel breeding practices, and give a deserving animal a second chance. Click here to read the full blog and learn about the benefits of rescuing a dog.
Toaster’s Treats Sponsors Kolchak XVII: U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds” Mascot. SGT Gill Hayon travels to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to deliver all-natural treats on behalf of Toaster’s Treats founder & President, Steven Bursky’s, former Army unit.
A pet can have a positive impact on the well-being of everyone in the household, especially families with children or young adults with autism. Owning a dog can provide children and young adults with autism with improved social skills, increased physical activity, reduced anxiety, increased independence, and improved self-esteem. This blog explores these benefits and how owning a dog can positively impact the lives of children and young adults with autism.
The Seeing Eye, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1929 in Nashville, Tennessee with the mission of enhancing the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of specially trained Seeing Eye dogs. The first class of guide dog handlers graduated from The Seeing Eye in February 1929, marking a historic moment in the organization's journey to empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The rigorous training program includes physical and psychological evaluations for both the dog and the human partner, and the support of professional trainers, veterinarians, and behaviorists. Throughout its history, The Seeing Eye has trained and placed thousands of guide dogs, inspiring the creation of similar programs around the world and continuing to be a leader in the field of guide dog training.
Training a new dog isn't always a walk in the park. Angry shouting is a common coping mechanism for pet owners who are feeling overwhelmed by the potential for mishaps and property damage while interacting with a new puppy or an untrained dog. Light punishment, often thought to be a harmless training practice, is now shown to have lasting effects on our pets. Wait a second to decide how you'll respond before yelling at your dog.