Episode 76: Greyhounds as Therapy Dogs

Discover the profound difference therapy dog teams can make.

Because most greyhounds are calm and gentle, they often do exceptionally well as therapy dogs. Join us for a conversation with Patty Tustin of Alliance of Therapy Dogs, an international therapy dog organization. You’ll discover what being a therapy dog team entails, how to be assessed, why a therapy dog organization’s liability insurance coverage is important, and the profound impact you and your greyhound can make on folks in need.

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The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international organization with a presence in many countries. To learn more about their program and how you and your greyhound may be able to qualify as a therapy dog team, visit their website, TherapyDogs.com.

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Episode 69: 20 Experiences for Your Greyhound’s Bucket List

Jump start your list of fun experiences for your dog.

Bucket lists are for the living: a to-do list of experiences one wants to enjoy in his or her lifetime. Bucket lists aren’t just for people––they’re becoming more popular for dogs, too. In this episode, discover how you can start creating––and implementing––a bucket list for your greyhound. Plus, we give you twenty ideas to help get you started.

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Episode 67: Holy Greyhound! St. Guinefort, the Greyhound Saint

Celebrate St. Guinefort the greyhound saint on August 22.

August 22 is the Feast Day of Saint Guinefort, the only greyhound, and dog, for that matter, to have been bestowed with the holy title. In this episode, discover who Saint Guinefort was and what led to his sainthood.

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Episode 60: It’s the Greyhound Glossary Game Show!

Play along at home!

If someone said to you, “I have a blue bounce back with a Roman nose that had been a brood and we need to take her to the M&G, but watch out for her happy tail,” would you understand every word of that sentence? Greyhound folks have their own lingo. In this episode, join us for a “game show” where the contestant needs to define a myriad of words related to greyhounds or, in some cases, dogs in general. Be sure to play along at home!

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Note: Jacqueline Howard and Albert Cavallo are not medical professionals and provide the content of this episode for informational purposes only. Jacqueline, Al, and the About Greyhounds podcast do not and will not provide medical advice, including for a specific dog. Seek the guidance of your veterinarian with any medical questions or concerns you may have about your greyhound or other dog.

Episode 59: Service Dogs 4 Servicemen–Greyhounds Helping Veterans & First Responders

Greyhounds helping veterans and first responders.

They told Daniel De La Rosa it couldn’t be done––training former racing greyhounds as service dogs for military veterans and first responders. “They” were other top, experienced dog trainers who clearly underestimated Daniel and the greyhounds who proved them wrong.

In this episode, renowned dog trainer Daniel De La Rosa, President and Training Director for Service Dogs 4 Servicemen, shares with us how his training program works and how he and the greyhounds and other dogs he trains are helping veterans suffering from PTSD improve their lives.

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  • Service Dogs 4 Servicemen is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that trains dogs, including former racing greyhounds, for US military veterans and first responders in Florida and who suffer from PTSD and/or have mobility issues.  Please consider donating to this worthy organization to help more veterans and first responders who give so much. On this website, you can also view photos of the dogs and their handlers. You can also mail your donation to:Service  Dogs 4 Servicemen
    Daniel De La Rosa
    308 SW 16th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

 

  • If you’re a veteran or first responder in Florida and suffer from PTSD and/or mobility issues and would like a service dog, you are encouraged to apply for a dog from Service Dogs 4 Servicemen.
  • If you have questions for Daniel De La Rosa, you are welcome to email him.
  • If you’re in Florida and are interested in his training programs for companion and family dogs, check out Daniel De La Rosa Dogs.

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