About Dr. Tally

What is a working dog? I’m glad you asked! Therapy dogs are not usually called service dogs as they are not trained to physically assist individuals. Some organizations require that a dog pass the equivalent of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test and then add further requirements.  Tests might ensure that a dog can handle sudden loud or strange noises; can walk on assorted unfamiliar surfaces comfortably; are not frightened by people with canes, wheelchairs, or other unusual situations. They need to get along well with children, adults and the elderly.   Tallyho has taken multiple training courses, tests, and passed the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test.  Tally has over five years of experience in working with patients.

She especially enjoys working with children.  Research indicates that interactions with working dogs like Tallyho can increase the feel-good brain chemical Dopamine, increase Oxytocin, and reduce Cortisol levels. Children interacting with working dogs can benefit in the areas of increased self-esteem, feelings of connection and positivity, increased self-confidence, and reduced anxiety.  Adults experience similar benefits.  Tally has been called a healing presence.

Quotes From Dr. Tally

“Talking is good but listening is better.”

 

“Love like you mean it!”

 

 

“Always greet your family with a tail wag.”

Canine Good CitizenDr. Tally is a graduate of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program.  All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.  Tallyho has received extensive training to be a Therapy Dog and Emotional Support Dog.  She is a very special dog and is a true service animal as she is here to serve all our patients a dose of love and support.  Dr. Tally is therapist Kathy White’s therapy dog.  If you want an appointment with Dr Tally, just ask to be scheduled with Kathy.  Children welcome!

What shall I order?

Tally Close Up

Give Me A Second. I Got This

Live The Life You've Imagined

A Smile From Dr. Tally

Dr. Tally ~ Super Hero

Kisses for Andrea

Im still thinking about the order.

Hello. I am Dr. Tally

At the end of the long day

Introducing Chloe

We would like to introduce you to our newest member of the canine team in training. Her name is Chloe and she loves to be held by all that meet her. She’s in the beginning steps of training as a therapy dog.  She a great addition to our staff! Chloe rotates within the practice.  If you want a session with a therapist and Chloe, just mention it at the time of your appointment.