“Therapy dogs help lesson anxiety, blood pressure,” Cole said. “They help a person decompress, in some cases just distract for the moment, help them to forget where they are for that brief second of what’s happening. And if they’re an animal lover they’ll get a little bit more attached, they’ll scratch, and they’ll cuddle with the dog, and just kind of help them defuse.”
It’s a fascinating look at the ways that dogs can have profound effects on human emotions, especially in times of crisis.
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Thank you for helping increase awareness of therapy dogs. Much appreciated!
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