Patricia Bland, regional coordinator for the Petersfield Area for Pets as Therapy, explains the qualities she looks when assessing a dog’s suitability for therapy work.

Patricia Bland's own dogs work as therapy dogs.
Patricia’s own flat coat retrievers , Margaux (5) and Fleurie (8) both work as PAT dogs – though not at the same time

Patricia gives an idea of the range of roles these dogs take on within the Petersfield area. Therapy work can be done by any dog – it’s the temperament that’s key to success.

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