power of pets to help with healing has been become increasingly evident.
Animals are increasingly being used to provide contact and companionship
for patients in hospitals or nursing home who would otherwise be isolated.
Visits by therapy dogs can be uplifting to the patients. Numerous studies
that trace the healing benefits of animals demonstrate that. The companionship
of a dog is also a stress reliever in difficult situations and may be used
to provide solace to people after traumatic events.
Therapy Dogs International is one organization that is dedicated to helping
people through the use of pets. Therapy Dogs International screens and
trains dogs specifically to help people in these situations. Not all dogs
are suited to become therapy dogs. A handler and dog go through extensive
training and certification. Therapy Dogs International helps maintain a
high standard for these dogs. If you are interested in learning more about
therapy dogs or Therapy Dogs International you can visit their website