Benefits of Therapy Dogs

A therapy dog is a dog that is trained to provide affection and comfort to people. They are very beneficial to students in university.

  • Interaction with a therapy dog can be good for your physical well-being. It can reduce blood pressure, assist in pain management, and stimulate the senses.
  • As well, it also may promote greater self-esteem; benefiting your social interactions.
  • Being around dogs stimulates memory and problem solving. Perfect for taking on tasks at school.
  • How can you possibly feel sad around dogs? Therapy dogs are known to lift moods and improve empathy for others.


  • A dog can also make a student feel a sense of safety in their environment.

Therapy dogs are offered every Thursday at TRU in Old Main.

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