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 ...