Therapy dogs can lessen resistance and expedite the development of a relationship in the therapy process, and can help people feel more comfortable in a new situation.
Therapy dogs provide comfort and support to those in disaster response or stressful situations.
Therapy dogs can increased social skills, communication and better physical interaction of students with their peers and teachers.
Interaction with therapy dogs improves cardiovascular health; reduces heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels; increases “happy” hormone levels (Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin); improves balance and motor skills.
Therapy dogs can help improve a variety of psychological & emotional health issues such as anxiety, depression, social skills, and improving the moods of patients by simply letting them interact with the dogs.