Golden Meadows Retrievers Launches Awareness Efforts for Retrievers As Therapy Dogs
Through Proven Training Methods, Golden Meadows Prepares Dogs For Any Life Purpose
Moorpark, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Statistics from the American Kennel Club indicate the Golden Retriever has risen to the ranks of the third most popular dog breed in the United States. Golden retrievers exhibit unrivaled patience, friendliness, intelligence and eagerness to please; therefore, they are the perfect breed for family pets and are frequently used in the fields of search and rescue, disability assistance, show and competition. Recently, the public has concentrated its focus on the use of animals in therapy. In light of this development, Golden Meadows Retrievers has launched efforts to raise awareness of the effectiveness of trained Golden Retrievers in this area.
A spokesperson for Golden Meadows Retrievers explained, "Our love of Golden Retrievers goes back more than 20 years. We were well aware of their attributes long before any of this research was performed or the statistics were released. Training for our puppies begins at the age of 4 weeks, and we cover a number of bases to prepare them for any purpose they may ultimately have in life. We provide them with a clean, safe, loving environment until they find their forever home."
Health care professionals state dogs are highly effective in a number of branches of therapy. Patients recovering from stroke or cranial trauma may need coaching in the area of speech development. By instructing dogs to fetch a specific item and return it, the patient receives much needed practice in enunciation with a patient, non-judgmental therapy partner. Those rebounding from severe physical injuries can benefit from being accompanied by a dog while relearning how to use their muscles. Doctors and physical therapists agree patients suffering from intense pain or who are extremely disheartened may benefit greatly from the comfort of an understanding nudge only a dog can provide.
Intelligence combined with the desire to please their owners easily proves Golden Retrievers one of the easiest breeds to train, making them excellent facilitators for the blind, hearing impaired, paraplegic and quadriplegic. Though other breeds are also successful candidates for these purposes, only specific temperaments enable a dog to be eligible for therapy assistance. Golden Retrievers also display calmness, patience and empathy. When enhanced by proper training techniques, this breed shows unlimited potential in the field of therapy.
Concluded Golden Meadows Retrievers, "In the beginning, Golden Retrievers were our pet of choice for our own family because of their nature. From there, our love of this breed blossomed into the kennel we operate today. We are proud to mention that a number of our Golden Retrievers have become working therapy and service dogs, and we strongly believe that having a dog is sometimes the only medicine that works."
About Golden Meadows Retrievers:
Established more than 20 years ago in Moorpark, California, Golden Meadows Retrievers is a family owned and operated facility. They are golden retriever breeders and trainers who take pride in providing top of the line canine family members to their clients. A member of the Golden Retriever Club of America, the International All Breed Canine Association of America and Golden Retriever Klubben of Sweden, they offer professional training using the "Rule of 7" and the "Von Falconer Way", both highly acclaimed methods. Visit their website to learn more at http://www.goldenmeadowsretrievers.com/.
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