Dog Stress Ball (...for humans)
Can be useful as a stress reliever, focus tool or hand strengthener. In the book "Fidget to Focus: Outwit Your Boredom," psychologist Roland Rotz, Ph.D. and ADD coach Sarah D. Wright, M.S. discuss the benefits and uses of fidgets for people with Attention Deficit Disorder. May also be beneficial for any person experiencing muscle weakness in their hands.
Unleash the artist within, paint your own dog bowl
Great gift for any dog enthusiast. Or in the clinical setting, what alternative plan do you have for a pet therapy session should the visiting 'therapy dog' become ill or communicate to it's handler that it is just "not in the mood" or your volunteer team call to reschedule. Not all therapy sessions have to involve a live dog to be beneficial.
Paint and bake ceramic bowl kit - Includes ceramic dog bowl,12 pots of non-toxic paint, paint brush, key ring, instructions.
(+ $11.40 postage)
Silent squeaky dog toy
When encouraging a person to play with a dog the sound of a squeaking animal toy is not always suitable in all settings. These squeak toys are a saviour. Using the same technology as silent dog whistles, these toys emit an ultrasonic noise that keeps dogs happy and interested in the toy without driving other people in the vicinity mad. Humans stop hearing things at 25,000 Hz, so the Silent Squeak technology starts at 25,000 Hz and goes to 35,000 Hz. And they're furry and cute too. The plush is made from new, extra tough materials. The Large Whale measures approximately 23cm x 10cm. Be cautious to observe your dogs body language as some dogs may become too aroused with certain toys, in certain environments such as a clinical setting this may not be appropriate.
One of the challenges of implementing safe and effective pet therapy is learning to successfully split your attention between your dog and the other people in the room. Having a dog that is crate trained or trained to go to its mat is highly beneficial in being able to ensure your dog is safe and relaxed when you are not able to observe it. A kong to lick while it is waiting can be a nice reward and encouragement for calm behaviour.
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