Pet Therapy Program
The dogs involved in the Landmark College Pet Therapy Program are certified therapy dogs.
The dogs and their handler have passed a rigorous testing process involving behavior assessments and obedience requirements. The dogs have also met certain temperament standards. The dogs and their handler together are a certified dog therapy team; the dog must always be with the licensed handler.
Researchers have found that interactions between humans and pets can provide a number of positive health benefits. Pet therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and even help to ease the pain of depression.
Although Mr. Wells is on Sabbatical this semester, he will make a few special visits.
Keep your eye on the Sharknet calendar and the email digest for the announcements about when and where.
He will return in January 2017 for his regular visits!