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Who let the dog out? Implementing a successful therapy dog program in an academic law library

By Julian Aiken, Femi Cadmus

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Abstract

The motivation for introducing a therapy dog to the Yale Law Library was twofold. Inarguably, attending law school can sometimes be stressful. Studies indicate that, particularly in the first year of law school, when newcomers are adjusting to new teaching methods, materials, external and internal expectations, and even geographic locations, students can experience elevated stress levels.' The evidence that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness, and overall emotional well-being was a strong factor in proposing the introduction of Monty, the therapy dog, to the stacks: the health and general happiness of the students in our school is of paramount importance to the Yale Law School and Library.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Date 2011
Publication Title Trends in Law Library Management and Technology
Volume 21
Pages 13-18
Publisher Yale Law School
URL http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=ylss
Language English
Notes This article was found at Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/
Additional Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal visitation programs
  4. Dogs
  5. Health
  6. Hypertension
  7. Mammals
  8. Pilot Projects
  9. Schools
  10. students
  11. therapy animals