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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by Spudnik » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:56 pm

K_P wrote:
Spudnik wrote:Can anybody explain to me the difference between a dog and a therapy dog aside from the fucking nauseating smugness that exudes from the owner of a "therapy" dog?
While it's obvious that most of us recognize the therapeutic value of a dog, actual therapy dogs are training and certified by a handful of different agencies. This training is fairly diverse, but includes teaching the dog to behave in certain ways based on human emotional and/or behavioral cues. For example, a therapy dog can cue on an autistic child engaging in self-harming behavior and be trained to lay it's head on the lap/torso of that child to distract and sooth him/her.

Service animals are trained differently. Seeing eye dogs are obvious. Service dogs for people with profound physical limitations can open doors, fetch clothing or medication bottles, or alert for problems.

A lot of people confuse therapy dogs with service dogs. Therapy dogs are not recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act for access to many of the public places that service dogs are allowed. Further, it has become somewhat popular in our narcissistic society for folks who want their pets to go everywhere with them to get a mail-order certificate (and an official-looking doggy vest) and claim them as therapy animals. I suspect it's these assholes that you're referencing.

I'm a dog lover, but it's obvious to me when people relate better to animals than members of their own species. That being said, there are only two types of fishermen--assholes, and members of your own party. (apologies to Gierach)
Hah, thank you.

Some people these days can't take a joke. I blame safe spaces and therapy dogs.
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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by K_P » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:58 pm

Spudnik wrote:Hah, thank you.

Some people these days can't take a joke. I blame safe spaces and therapy dogs.
We shall fish together. There, I shall caress away all your pain in my strong arms of love. :coffee

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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by austrotard » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:58 am

holy fuck. I just realised I can write off benson as a therapy dog.

good boy.
mate, it's ryan says... and ryan didn't say.
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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by austrotard » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:59 am

irony abounds.
mate, it's ryan says... and ryan didn't say.
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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by Spicytuna » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:51 pm

Ajax wrote:
Spudnik wrote:Can anybody explain to me the difference between a dog and a therapy dog aside from the fucking nauseating smugness that exudes from the owner of a "therapy" dog?
'Rescue dog' owners are the worst.. Those fucks are as bad as vegans.
Come say that to Willie's face he will bite your ass, haha. (our foster/rescue) tried to post pic but photofucket is jacked up

I love gods and I never claim to be a hero or a savior when we Foster or in Willie's aggressive ass case had to keep.

Elates: Makes me feel damn good when my wife and baby are home and I am not, knowing Willie will Fuck Some shit up if necessary.
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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by flybug.pa. » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:29 pm

A lot of people confuse therapy dogs with service dogs. Therapy dogs are not recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act for access to many of the public places that service dogs are allowed. Further, it has become somewhat popular in our narcissistic society for folks who want their pets to go everywhere with them to get a mail-order certificate (and an official-looking doggy vest) and claim them as therapy animals. I suspect it's these assholes that you're referencing.
and KP nails it

a person could carry around a lizard and say its a "therapy lizard" because it gives them a warm fuzzy feeling inside when they pet it. Therapy animals are all the rage and fasionable now. They really fuck things up for people who have legit service dogs.
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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by fishskibum » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:16 am

3 newfy gods, one who was a poorly socialized rescue problem child, and 2 decades of animal assisted therapy from the kids at primary care to shriners hospital and libaries for dislexic and reading comprehension help, to juvie detention facilities, ptsd and injured veterans
to altzheimers and old folks homes
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thru http://www.therapyanimals.org/Home.html
under a simple mission statement of promoting the human /animal bond
has enriched my life and other
been called a lot of things
but i'm too much of a fuckup to really be smug
i consider it gift sharing of god gifts
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and look forward to certifying and sharing the blessings of the next one
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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by Randall Dee » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:56 am

Good on ya FSB.

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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by CrispyCracker » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:34 pm

Amid the porn, pseudo-toughs and low-shelf humor I find fishskibum. A gem among the rocks.
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Re: Therapy Gods

Post by austrotard » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:11 pm

get his phone number and fuck off.
mate, it's ryan says... and ryan didn't say.
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