United Airlines at LAX brings ‘comfort’ to frazzled fliers with man’s best friend.
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Our community college partners offer courses designed to assist you in achieving your therapy dog registration, conforming to the requirements of leading local and national registering agencies. Click here for participating colleges, teaching schedules and faculty qualifications. Who Should Attend? Any person age 16+ desiring a better understand of the field of therapy dog service and the process […]
By Andrea Sachs Chris Delaney typically unwinds from his job at Discovery Communications by taking leisurely weekend drives or flipping through stacks of vinyl at used record stores. But on a recent midweek afternoon, the broadcast ingest operator was releasing his stress — right there at work — by stroking a bearded dragon, a household […]
By Jenny Ho The old adage says a dog is man’s best friend; however, for more than 7,000 people with disabilities across the UK, they are a lot more than that. To them, they are lifesavers. Assistance Dogs UK is an organization which works with eight assistance dogs charities to bring canine care to those […]
By Stanley Coren, PhD, DSc, FRSC It was during a conversation at a reception which included a number of psychologists and other social scientists when someone asked me about using therapy dogs to help people who were undergoing stressful situations. I described what was then an ongoing experiment that I was involved in. It was designed to […]