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. […]

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 taking place throughout the store.       Bright Spot…

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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 […]

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 […]

King: A Joy To Be With

No matter what we’re doing together, my sweet, gentle English Setter King is a joy to be with. Today was his Spa Day… meaning a bath, blow-dry, trim, and pedicure. Now, a lot of dogs I know would run in the other direction with this on the day’s agenda. But, not my boy King. He…

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October Therapy Dog Training Class: Time to Sign Up

Autumn is a great time to begin something new or to start something you’ve been thinking about doing for a long time but just haven’t gotten around to it. Training with your dog to become a Bright Spot certified therapy dog team is lots of […]