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