If your Berner has a temperament you think is well-suited to therapy work, participating in a community dog therapy program might be for you! Not to mention the bonding and teamwork you'll achieve with your Berner. Bernese Mountain Dogs are generally gentle giants, and bring a smile to everyone's face.
You'll want to have a dog that's eager to please, but not too eager for attention. This type of work requires tremendous teamwork to ensure therapy sessions are a success.
There all all types of places you can visit as a therapy team including (but not limited to) hospitals, schools, senior homes, and many other places!
Many organizations certify pet therapy animals. Pet Partners is most common in Alaska. Please use the link below to learn more.