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The therapy dogs that help stressed students

A growing number of US and UK universities are using dogs to help anxious students. The University of Huddersfield is one of them - providing "dog therapy" among a range of student welfare services.

Students are able to visit the campus "puppy room" once a month, where they get to spend time with a pair of therapy dogs trained by volunteer handler Paul Calkin.

The students say spending time with labradors Luna and Gracie helps them take their mind off their studies and other worries.

Luna and Gracie added students to their repertoire after successfully working with dementia patients.

  • 25 Nov 2016
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