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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.

  5. Rowan University gifted $3 million to start therapy dog program

    Rowan University recently received $3 million to establish an endowment for a self-sustained program to provide certified therapy dogs on campus. The donation came from Gerald Shreiber, president and CEO of J&J Snack Foods Corp.

  6. Concert to raise awareness for equine-assisted therapy

    Scott Helmer will be using a concert to raise awareness for equine-assisted therapy and spotlight Eagle's Nest Ranch's five-year anniversary. Eagle's Nest Ranch provides one-on-one sessions with horses to adults and children fighting invisible wounds.

  7. Lake Erie College expands Therapeutic Riding Program

    Lake Erie College's Therapeutic Riding Program, which offers equine-assisted activities to adolescents with developmental disabilities, is expanding. This program is meant to help children looking to improve problem-solving skills, emotional awareness, and impulse control, among other skills.

  8. FEATURE-Wise and serene, owl power swoops into animal therapy in England

    Hack Back provides animal-assisted therapy using owls to support health and well-being services. Founded seven years ago in England, Hack Back incorporates this alongside talking therapy to help patients deal with a variety of issues, including autism and anxiety.

  9. Green Chimneys Welcomes New Foal

    Green Chimneys has welcomed a new foal, Cricket. Cricket was born May 15th to Maya, an 8 year old miniature horse.