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Our group feels that dogs have impacted us the most.
Our dogs give us love, teach us about patience, help us through loss and pain and are always there for us, no matter what.
A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, people with learning difficulties, and stressful situations, such as disaster areas.
Living with a dog can have a positive influence on a person’s health.
Dogs allow improved independence and mobility for the blind. They are used as service dogs with people that suffer from epilepsy because they are able to detect seizures before they come. Dogs lower their owner’s blood pressure, significantly reduce anxiety, and boost immunity.
Dogs can help us in a variety of ways.
Dogs are known as man's best friend!
Seeing eye dogs
A good therapy dog must be friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and at ease in all situations.
People with high blood pressure who adopted a dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did people without pets
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent."
Guide dogs are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles.
The first guide dog training schools were established in Germany during World War I, to enhance the mobility of returning veterans who were blinded in combat.
Elderly that have a dog are less likely to feel depressed
Playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine — nerve transmitters that are known to have pleasurable and calming properties
Children who grow up with dogs or other animals will have less risk of asthma and allergies.