Therapy Dog Program

Participants in our Therapy Dog Program benefit from the unique opportunities for healing and achievement provided by dogs.

 

Working with dogs has been linked to a host of physical and mental health benefits, ranging from reduced anxiety and depression to improved cardiovascular health, to weight loss. 

Currently, EquiCenter has three certified therapy dogs working on site. Each dog has gone through an official Therapy Dog Certification process to become a part of the EquiCenter staff and offer their own unique personalities and skills to the program. These dogs are available for use in EquiCenter's Therapy Dog sessions. Sessions are customized to meet the individual needs and goals of participants but are centered around learning techniques for effective communication, care, training, and relaxation. 

This program helps foster confidence and independence, all the while building the canine handler bond.

For more information about Canine Programming, please contact:

Devan Blazey at dblazey@equicenterny.org or call (585)624-7772.

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