Therapy dogs provide service by providing emotional and mental support to people. Their comforting presence helps people have lower blood pressure and heart rate. Therapy dogs are also known to decrease anxiety and increase oxytocin and endorphins. Regardless of a dog's size and breed, he can be a therapy dog, provided that he has a gentle and friendly disposition.
Therapy dogs are not required to perform specific tasks. They are commonly seen interacting with various people in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centres, and other establishments. A dog may qualify as a therapy dog once he passed the evaluation and training course. Therapy dogs do not have special permission to accompany their owners in public places.
As with all dog breeds, therapy dogs have different as well as common traits. It is best to do your research on particular therapy dogs that you are interested in getting or buying, so you know exactly what to expect. Dogs, in general, are affected by several factors (e.g., environment, training, and socialisation) that will determine whether they grow up as well-rounded adult dogs.
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