Dog Therapy – Episode #104

Dog Therapy is when dog’s provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, people with learning disabilities. Dogs are non-judgemental. They don’t care about your baggage, they only care about you.3 reasons why dogs make such awesome counselor:

A. They are always excited to see you no matter what kind of day you’re having.

B. They are great listeners (especially when you’re rubbing them). No counseling is ever 100% free.

C. They never give bad advice. When is the last time you’ve heard of a dog giving bad advice.

I’ve distinctly heard this phrase a million times, “You understand don’t you boy, don’t you?” Dogs can be a very therapeutic part of life. The relationships that are formed with dogs can be priceless. They aren’t called man’s best friend for no reason. I do not own a dog, but I’ve experienced the power of a human and canine relationship. As a school guidance counselor, I’ve asked a classroom full of children if they talk to their pets when they are frustrated and over half the class answers yes.

Below is a great video that shows the power of Dog Therapy.

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