All Dogs Have a Purpose

Year: 2011

  • From Service Dog to SURFice Dog

    Ricochet is an internationally renowned champion surf dog at the center of media attention, who has become an inspirational phenomenon, motivational role model, internet sensation, fundraising marvel, goodwill ambassador, and muse to millions! This video depicts her journey from birth to 15 months of age, as she goes through her service dog training, which is cut […]

  • 101 Dog Tricks

    Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge & Bond with Your Dog – Kyra Sundance Have fun with your pooch. 101 Dog Tricks is the largest trick book on the market presenting full-colour photos of each trick and its training steps. The step-by-step approach, difficulty rating, and prerequisites, allow readers to start training immediately.  Tips and trouble-shooting boxes […]

  • Home Alone for Dogs

    Dogs are pack animals and can become bored or stressed if they are left on their own. Here’s how to make sure they remain happy while you aren’t home. Whether you leave your dog indoors or out they need to be relaxed and securely enclosed. They also need some challenges to make their day interesting. […]

  • Doggy Dates

    European Pet Night (Feb) “Pets can save lives” – European Pet Night 2012 showcases ‘how animals detect diseases’ ‘Pets not only bring pleasure to life in the form of companionship they can also help save lives through disease detection & can assist people with potentially life-threatening health conditions.’ This was the main message during 8thEuropean […]

  • Reading to Dogs … a “Pawsitive” Experience

    A US non-profit organization Intermountain Therapy Animalslaunched the first comprehensive literacy program The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® [R.E.A.D.] Program in 1999. How does it work? Reading to dog programs improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method:  reading to a dog, but not just any dog. READ programs utilise registered therapy dogs […]

  • Delta Society Australia Programs

    Delta Classroom Canines™ Program The Delta Therapy Dogs program traditionally involves a volunteer and their Delta accredited dog visiting sick children, frail aged and disabled residents in supported care. A new national program called the Delta Classroom Canines™ Program launched in July 2011 – dogs visiting primary schools. Become a Delta Dog Trainer Delta Society accredited dog […]

  • Research on Human-Animal Bond

    1. Australian Directory of Human Animal Interaction ProgramsResearch confirms what most of us instinctively know to be true: the presence of animals in people’s lives has a significant positive influence on the social, emotional and physical well-being of people. Our companion animals can ease loneliness and calm the emotions; they can make us laugh an […]

  • Cancer and Bio Detection Dogs

    Medical Detection Dogs is a UK Charity that trains dogs to help people with life threatening health conditions, giving them greater independence and above all saving their lives on a daily basis. Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs was formed in October 2007 and obtained charitable status in June 2008. In 2003 John Church brought together a team […]

  • Pups in Prison Program

    Initially launched in November 2002 at Kirkconnell Prison NSW, Assistance Dogs Australia’s Pups in Prison Program has now expanded into six prisons across four states of Australia. Pups receive basic training and socialisation over 16-18 months by inmates and prison officers and then return to Assistance Dogs Australia for intensive training. ADA trainers support the progress of the pups […]

  • Welcome to Extraordinary Dogs

    I am interested raising awareness of and researching in to the therapeutic partnerships of dogs and people – dogs that can assist, provide therapy and help to save lives. This website will explore the work of these extraordinary dogs. Follow amazing tales of man’s best friend. Contribute with your ideas and personal stories.