Roseann Bennet Therapist is a certified marriage and family counselor.
She is the co-founder of the Center for Assessment and Treatment. She has a vast experience in mental health and has been in the field for more than 10 years. After observing many families fall apart, she came up with a new and innovative way of helping such families and returning peace to many such homes. She uses dogs, man’s best friend.
BlogWebPedia’s “Roseann Bennett Is Helping Her Clients By Using Canine-Assisted Therapy”, Bennett explained why she wanted to incorporate therapy dogs into her practice, what they can do to improve a client’s life, what breeds make great therapy dogs, and who can benefit from working with them.
It has long been known why dogs are man’s best friend. For instance, there are service dogs which are trained to help the disabled. Roseann also uses trained dogs but not service dogs. She uses therapy dogs. Dogs are also regarded as man’s best friends because of their playfulness and in this way they are very helpful to children.
This sort of practice is what is commonly known as “Canine-Assisted Therapy” and is very successful because it helps relax children who feel understood and accepted by the dogs without any judgment.
Bennett takes from a legacy of great therapists like Elaine Smith who started this program once she noticed a dog helping people it stopped to visit. There is only a certain number of dog breeds who can actually be good at this. These include a wide range from German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Greyhounds, Beagles, Saint Bernards, Pomeranians, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Pugs, to French Bulldogs.
A number of important requirements are considered in the selection of a therapy dog to ensure success. Since the idea is to make children calm the therapy dog should not be jumpy but calm as well. They should have basic obedience training like sit, catch and what have you. A dog that has been chosen for this job has to meet criteria and prove that they are up to the task which is not easy.
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