therapy dog

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therapy dog

n.
A dog that has been specially trained to provide emotional assistance to people in hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions.
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In recent years, Rowan has offered 'Paws for a Break,' a once-a-month program with therapy dogs. It's proved to be a highly popular initiative, said Rubenstein.
The therapy dog and her owner, Lesley Caitlin, will help deliver pet therapy which brings comfort, companionship and happiness forpatients in hospitalor in care, especially those who miss their pets while they are away from home.
But now Lucy has been seized by the local sheriff's deputy Kirby Harwood, whose threats to Jess may have caused the therapy dog to attack him.
Southampton Children's Hospital is now calling for a nationwide roll-out of the use of therapy dogs, to make youngsters more comfortable and less worried while in hospital.
The UK's first ever team of airport therapy dogs will be visiting the terminal on a regular basis from Saturday.
Dogs also must be registered as therapy dogs, which typically requires taking classes and passing an evaluation.
Therapy dogs are well-trained and registered with therapy dog organizations to volunteer with their owners to help others.
The mission of Heartland Canines for Veterans is to provide companion, service, and therapy dogs for disabled veterans.
Self harm is also down, which may be down to the therapy dogs as well as increased efforts to assess the needs of inmates when they arrive, with a 'first night watch' now in place for all new admissions.
Contrary to expectation, the 16 therapy dogs performed as well as the other dogs when tested on opening the door.
Therapy dogs are carefully assessed for the task, always being gentle in care surroundings.
[USA], July 19 (ANI): Therapy dogs are effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, finds a study.