Canine Therapy

Canine Therapy uses dogs to promote health and healing. 
Dogs are accepting, comforting and non-judgmental, making them ideal for therapy.

Research suggests that interacting with a dog, has many benefits, including:

  • Decreased stress

  • Relief from anxiety and depression

  • Increased focus and attention through interaction 

  • Improved communication and social skills

  • Learning appropriate ways to treat self and others

  • Unconditional love, affection, nurturing, and empathy

  • Increased self-esteem and feelings of empowerment

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Elevated mood

  • Raised levels of oxytocin

  • Reduced loneliness and bigger sense of purpose

  • Setting and respecting boundaries

  • Motivation to stay in treatment and participate fully in therapy

-CRC Health Group

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