Kim + Tomo & Toshi: An Akita Therapy Dog team in MA.

Therapy Dog Talk by Sherrie Rohde

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Kim Fontaine, President of AATSMA, advocates for unique breeds like her Akita Therapy Dogs.

In this 96th episode of Therapy Dog Talk, I sit down with Kim Fontaine, the founder and president of Animal Assisted Therapy Services of Massachusetts (AATSMA). Kim’s journey with her Akitas, Tomo and Toshi, provides a unique perspective on Therapy Dog work.

In this episode, we discuss …

  • The path Kim has taken to incorporate Akitas into her Therapy Dog program.
  • The importance of respecting Therapy Dogs and understanding their professional role.
  • The details of the training and education proce ... 
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