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From a 106 year old hospice patient: Dogs and Longevity

From a 106 year old hospice patient: Dogs and Longevity

From a 106 year old hospice patient: Dogs and Longevity For a period of three years, my wonderful dog James and I visited hospice patients at a nursing care facility. Even though I had spent over twenty years visiting the elderly in assisted living facilities, […]

Burrr… Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Burrr… Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Winter weather can be fun – a change of pace and a change in activities for both you and your dogs. My dogs and I love to play out in the back field. When the snow’s deep, I’m out there with snowshoes, and King, Lily, […]

Start the New Year Off With Bright Spot Therapy Dog Training

Start the New Year Off With Bright Spot Therapy Dog Training

Making New Year’s resolutions? How about making a resolution to start Bright Spot Therapy Dog Training with your sweet, friendly, outgoing, well-trained dog? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time, but just haven’t set your mind to do it. What better time to start than the beginning of a new year?…

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Therapy Dogs Making a Difference During Final Exams

Therapy Dogs Making a Difference During Final Exams

Stress is high on the campuses of colleges and universities at the end of a semester. Students are busy finalizing term projects and papers for some courses and studying for exams in others. Along with these pressures, many students hold a part time job to […]

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs at Bradley International Airport

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs at Bradley International Airport

Bradley international Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut and Bright Spot Therapy Dogs of Northampton, Massachusetts official launched the start of the Bradley Buddies Therapy Dog Program at a media event held at the Airport today. Source: Say Hello Spot

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Our House to Yours

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Our House to Yours

All of us here at Bridgvale Farm wish you a Happy, Healthy, and Safe Thanksgiving Day! It’s sunny and crisp here in western Massachusetts. A New England-perfect day for Thanksgiving! Happy Day to All…  wherever the day may take you. Whatever your plans may be.
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Thanksgiving Prep: Food, House, and The Dogs

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love preparing the Thanksgiving feast and getting the house ready for family coming in. And, of course, getting ready for  Thanksgiving means brushing, bathing, and trimming the dogs. I start several weeks ahead by creating a master list of […]

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs FUN DAY WITH DOGS a Huge Success

It was a dog lovers paradise at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Hadley, Massachusetts, where Bright Spot Therapy Dogs held its 3rd annual FUN DAY WITH DOGS. With 25 dogs and handlers participating in the event, there were dogs to be petted and dog-related activities […]

Therapy Dog Training: Sign-Up Today For Our December Class

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs just graduated a full class of dogs and handlers who are well-prepared for the next step in the certification process. The dogs and their handlers finish our therapy dog training course armed with the necessary skills and techniques to make meaningful visits in a wide variety of environments-healthcare, education, and business….

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Bright Spot Therapy Dogs at UMass Amherst Today

Twenty-eight Bright Spot Therapy Dogs greeted a record-breaking crowd of 2,000 students who came to the Student Union Ballroom to receive the best possible form of stress-relief. Scientific research has proven that the simple act of petting a dog lowers blood pressure and makes a […]


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