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The Story of How Trouble Became an American Dog
Trouble the Dog was the inspiration of my then 12-year-old niece Kendra Duncan in 2006. After many family cancer losses, Kendra wanted to help other kids going through tough times. Kendra wanted to provide comfort and hope in the form of a little stray, grey therapy...
Why Buy Trouble the comfort Dog?
Can you go to Walmart or Amazon and buy a stuffed animal? Sure. But I can honestly say … Trouble the Dog is so much more than just a stuffed animal. Trouble has his own book series … three to be exact. Here’s Trouble … Where There’s Trouble … There’s Hope … and...
The Magic of Trouble the Dog
Trouble the Dog was originally drawn by a child going through tough times. Her pure heart simply wanted to create a character who would be able to help comfort other kids. Fast forward, Trouble the comfort Dog is doing just that. Trouble is a plush pup completely...
The importance of talking about it
In our work with Trouble the Dog, he is used as a coping mechanism -- a best friend who is always there with a soft ear into which children can safely whisper their troubles and concerns. In a recent Newsweek article, Britain’s Prince Harry speaks about the impact...
Made In America, Trouble the Dog Brings Comfort During Dark Times
The unprecedented pandemic crisis has brought trouble into the lives of so many. For children, bringing Trouble the Dog into the picture offers comfort and hope. A rare "breed" of toy, Trouble is 100% made in America -- a quality that means those involved in...
Back-to-the-Basics Toys: An Antidote to Screen Time
It almost feels like play is becoming a lost art. The colorful, flashing screens of the ubiquitous electronic devices that have made their way into children's hands in recent years have a compelling allure. But in terms of impact on a child's development, there is...
The timeless therapeutic benefits of teddy bears
As it turns out, you may never grow too old to enjoy to comfort and security that stuffed animals like Trouble the Dog are known for offering children. A new study suggests that many millennials sleep with teddy bears and other plush toys from childhood. As clinical...
For parents concerned about the pace of childhood, simplifying can pay rich dividends in terms of a child’s happiness and creativity. Read more.
Lessons from stuffed animals
What can stuffed animals teach children? More than we may think, according to one child psychologist. Read more here.
A portrait of hope: Double hand transplant recipient Zion Harvey
“before you quit, try everything,” is an important reminder of the value of hope in troubled times. READ MORE
Kids need a coping mechanism
A story that went viral is about the three-year-old daughter of a Michigan mom, Stacy Feeley, practicing a lockdown drill by standing on a toilet. It drives home just how stressed children are today. Burdened with fears that should never have entered their minds,...
Alliance for American Manufacturing profiles Trouble the Dog
An insightful post by Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch of the Alliance for American Manufacturing tells the Trouble story, emphasizing our commitment to having the Trouble plush made right here in the USA! Read Elizabeth's post here.
The crying need for Trouble
May is National Foster Care Month and the statistics are staggering. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, on September 30, 2014, there were an estimated 415,129 children in foster care. It’s probably safe to assume these numbers have continued...
Trouble partners on team-building event benefitting pediatric burn survivors
Trouble the Dog® partnered with IDEXX Laboratories, a leader in pet healthcare innovation, to build a dynamic corporate team building program for sales reps with an important community service component. IDEXX dedicated a donation to help children attending Camp...
Opioid crisis spells “Trouble” for kids
No fewer than three articles in today’s Boston Herald illustrate the severity of the opioid crisis in our communities. The first is about a Westfield mother whose unconscious one-year- old son was brought back to life with the overdose-reversing drug Narcan. The child...
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