Therapy Dog Talk

by Sherrie Rohde

A weekly interview series with Therapy Dog teams. Tune in to learn how different people find out about Therapy Dog work, select and train their dogs, and get involved in various volunteer organizations or mental health private practices. -- The Therapy Dog Talk podcast originates as an Instagram Live series on @sunnysbestlife. Reach out if you would like to connect or be a future guest. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E35 - The Wadleys: A family legend of Volunteer Therapy Dogs.

    S01 E35 - The Wadleys: A family legend of Volunteer Therapy Dogs.

    What’s it like for a family to work with volunteer Therapy Dogs? The Wadley’s weigh in with their experiences.In this 35th episode of Therapy Dog Talk, I spoke with Jared Wadley, News Magazine Editor for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, ...

    26:43
  • S01 E34 - Xochitl + Lucy: A mental health professional and her Labradoodle.

    S01 E34 - Xochitl + Lucy: A mental health professional and her Labradoodle.

    Mental health professional Xochitl is making a positive impact with her Labradoodle Lucy, a certified Therapy Dog.In this 34th episode of Therapy Dog Talk, I spoke with Xochitl, a mental health professional in Southern California ...

    15:17
  • S01 E33 - Michelle + Pippin: A certified dog trainer and pet therapy team.

    S01 E33 - Michelle + Pippin: A certified dog trainer and pet therapy team.

    Certified dog trainer Michelle knows how important it is to understand what her Therapy Dog, Pippin, needs on their visits.In this 33rd episode of Therapy Dog Talk, I spoke with certified dog trainer Michelle of Pooch Parenting wh...

    17:07
  • S01 E32 - Tanya + Boone: A special needs Therapy Dog spreading joy.

    S01 E32 - Tanya + Boone: A special needs Therapy Dog spreading joy.

    Tanya says her special needs Therapy Dog Boone provides unique opportunities to connect with children with special needs.In this 32nd episode of Therapy Dog Talk, I spoke with Tanya who volunteers through Alliance of Therapy Dogs ...

    11:00
  • S01 E31 - Kathie + Otto: A retired Guide Dog turned Therapy Dog.

    S01 E31 - Kathie + Otto: A retired Guide Dog turned Therapy Dog.

    Retired Guide Dog Otto has found his calling as a volunteer Therapy Dog with his puppy raiser, Kathie.In this 31st episode of Therapy Dog Talk, I sat down with Kathie who volunteers through Alliance of Therapy Dogs with her Golden...

    13:17