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  1. New study suggests dogs can help failing university students

    A study from Washington State University shows that therapy dogs may help to improve both executive function and cognitive ability in university students under academic stress and risk of failure. Researchers assigned 309 university students to various prevention programs to assess the impact of...

  2. NMSU's FIDO LAB makes a difference nationally

    New Mexico State University's FIDO LAB, which raises service dogs, is the only program to offer an undergraduate minor in human-animal interaction. The program is 18 credit hours and is geared towards students studying psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.

  3. Texas Children's The Woodlands Hospital prepares for 1st therapy dog

    Cohen, a 19-month-old goldendoodle and golden retriever mix, will be the first therapy dog at Texas Children's The Woodlands Hospital. Cohen has completed a year and a half of training with Canine Assistants in preparation for this placement.

  4. Top senior Spracklin riding off to UConn in fall

    Wheeler High's valedictorian and senior class vice president talks about her experience volunteering at Horses Healing Humans, a farm that offers equine-assisted learning and psychotherapy. They also provide therapeutic riding.