Therapy Dogs helps to Reduce Stress & Anxiety in Students

Cultural varieties are the essence of mankind & if we include animals into it then our life experiences will become two-fold happier. That's what people are doing in Florida after school's shooting incident. As a way to provide comfort & support for students returning to school. 

Research has shown therapy dogs can reduce stress and provide a sense of connection in difficult situations.

What are therapy dogs?

 

It’s important to note therapy dogs are not service dogs. A service dog is an assistance dog that focuses on its owner to the exclusion of all else. Service dogs are trained to provide specific support for individuals with disabilities such as visual or hearing difficulties, seizure disorders, mobility challenges, and/or diabetes.

Role of Therapy Dogs

The role of therapy dogs is to react and respond to people and their environment, under the guidance and direction of their owner. For example, an individual might be encouraged to gently pat or talk to a dog to teach sensitive touch and help them be calm.

 

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