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Several Goldstar volunteers attended a practice session for potential pet therapy teams.

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The mission of Goldstar Animals Helping People is to improve the quality of life for the residents of northern New Mexico through a therapeutic program which includes services and activities promoting human/animal interaction.We also thank Hunts International for sponsoring Goldstar Animals. Hunts International specialises in removals to France 


Goldstar Animals Helping People Dog Visitation and Therapy programs.


Goldstar is looking for more Pet Partner teams, including cat and handlers! We need more teams for two nursing homes, reading with children at schools, Dreamtree events, and more.


Handlers take their Delta Society registered dogs to nursing homes, schools, the library, hospice settings, family and children counseling, and court interviews with children.


Why do Dogs Make the Best Pets?

Why do Dogs Make the Best Pets?

Many benefits come with owning a dog. In this article, we will provide you with information on why we think that the dog is the best pet man can have and why you need to acquire one if you do not.

 Dogs Make the Best Pets

Why is a dog the best pet?

Simple talk without the necessary proof is wasting your precious time. Here are the reasons why everybody needs a dog:

They are a source of security:

While most people would prefer owning a dog, some humans think that cats are better pets. However, the dog has an upper hand over the cat because of its ability to provide you with security. Many are the stories that we have heard regarding dogs that have helped save the life of their owners. Dogs have the ability to look after your compound while you are away making sure that everything remains intact. Anyone or anything that will ensure that you do not lose what is yours is your absolute friend and companion. That is what the dog is.

Dogs are loyal:

According to research and surveys, dogs are some of the most loyal creatures. For a very long time now, this theory has been put to the test and each time it has come out to be right. Today, over 40% of dog owners agree that they tell most of their secrets to their dog simply because they trust the dog’s loyalty.

They make you active:

Many are the times that you take evening walks with your dog just to see how the streets look like. This provides you with a form of practicing exercise. Your body becomes active with these walks and after some time, you will notice that you are growing fitter by the day. Truth is, if you did not own a dog, there was no chance you were going to take those evening walks. The dog is, therefore, the best pet.

They do what they have to do outside:

One thing with dogs is that they do not poo in the house. Unlike cats, you do not have to walk around sniffing out to see if you can find traces of pet stool in the house. Dogs save you from this disgusting adventure by finishing their business outside the house.

Dogs genuinely love:

When a dog loves you, it will never turn against you. The study shows that dogs have the “love hormone”. When they interact with humans that they find friendly, they release this hormone and they love the people back.


Dogs have been friends with humans since a very long time ago. They are the undisputed kings when it comes to providing loyalty. With a dog, you can never get bored because every evening you will have to take it out for a walk. Dogs are simply amazing. If you do not own one then for sure you are missing many things.


Top Dog Training Tips

Top Dog Training Tips

The same way a kid is trained to behave well, also the dogs need some training. As a matter of fact, every member of the family will be happy with a dog that follows rules as required. Dogs have always needed a human approval because they always intend to please the owner. This can only be attained when trained.Below are some of the training tips that are important to a dog.

Below are some of the training tips that are important to a dog:

Dog Training

1) Listen to the pup

It is very important that you listen to your dog. For instance, if meeting another person, animal, or dog makes your dog feel insecure, do not force it to say hello. For a reason, the dog is conveying to you that it is not comfortable, and you need to take that into account. Contrary, forcing the dog will bring some negative issues later.

2) Be kind with your fondness

The majority of dog owners will not hesitate to demonstrate a certain character when their dogs make them unhappy but will choose not to show how happy they are when the dogs do some good deeds. This is very wrong. One should give his/her dog some attention when it does the correct thing. This will make him know that he has done a good thing. In fact, that is the time you should increase your praise to the dog.

3) Does the dog really prefer it?

Despite the fact that you will find some dog food written “Amazing food for the dog” not all dogs will like it. There are some who are choosy on what enters their mouth. It is preferable to give the dog some chewy and soft treats as they seem more exciting than those hard ones. In short, you should know which treat your dog prefers by observing the reaction when it is eating.

4) Convey to him what you need him to perform

It is absolutely not wrong to tell your dog “No.” what you only have failed is to give more information as to why you don’t want. It is better to tell the pup what it should be doing, rather saying no. for instance, telling a dog no when it has jumped on someone, it will not exactly know if it is because he didn’t jump higher or on one side, etc. but telling him what to do will seem okay.

5) Maintain consistency:

It is better than when your dog is undergoing some training, family members to be around and be part of the training. For instance, it is better for everyone in the family to say off when it has climbed on the sofa, rather than one telling him “off” and another one saying ”down”. This will definitely confuse the dog.

6) Let your expectations be real

Behavior changes s a gradual process that requires time. As the owner, you should have some realistic expectations of what behaviors your dog should learn and the amount of time it will take to learn them. General behaviors like the barking, jumping, and digging, tend to consume a lot of time. this means that you should start training him from the time he is a pup so as to grow up knowing this is what is supposed to be done.

7) Consider the benefits of giving him quality food

A dog needs quality food that is rich in proteins. If the work of the dog all day is to sleep in the house, it is not advisable to feed him with same proteins as a dog that performs a task like herding sheep. Experts advise that the same money you use in feeding the dog with quality food is the same amount that is being saved in terms of veterinary fee later on. it is better to inquire which diet is best from your vet.

8) What you reinforce s what you get, and not always what you want

When a dog portrays a certain behavior that you dislike, it must have been that it was taught sometime before. For instance, if a pup brings a toy and barks to persuade you to throw it, by throwing, it will learn that barking is the way to entice you into doing what he wants. If you say no, he will still bark. Here, you’ll have confused the dog. Better still is when you ignore the banks and let the dog do something that you want before you can throw the toy as the dog needs.

9) Which is the best between bribery and rewarding?

Bribery can be seen as training a dog by the use of treats. As a matter of fact, dogs will do what will function best. If by handing him treats will make him learn better, then don’t hesitate to use them. But since learning is a living thing that does not end, it s not very advisable to always use treats to make the dog do something. It is better to use food only when at a training session, and only the good deed is supposed to be rewarded, and not the treatment should be used to make the dog do a good deed.

10) Freedom

Allow the dog to slowly gain freedom in the home. It is a serious mistake to give the dog all the freedom at once. Such will likely to trigger accidents when it comes to household training or will end up doing some destruction like the chewing of things. Make sure rooms that are not used are closed. The most effective way to prevent accidents in the house is by keeping the dog leashed close to you while you are in the house.


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Veterinarian Assistant

I have known Sandy Miller and her work for a few years. In business and working the animals she is Patient, Attentive, Alert, Loving, Hardworking, Methodical, Concise and so easy to be around. She makes everyone feel safe. She is well disciplined and prepared. She makes the schedule and is always on time. We are looking forward to going to class with her.




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