I heard of a study recently that showed having a dog in the classroom helped with childrens reading. Not just their concentration but even their willingness to give it a go. The children did not even have to interact with the dog, just its presence in the room was enough.
I have also heard of firefighters and police officers using dogs in therapy. In one session the man just lay next to the dog, he reported feeling much better at the end of his session despite not having actually talked to the therapist about what had been going on.
Animals are good for our hearts and souls.
This is Murray, our dog and man do we love him ❤
My beautiful big white fluff ball, sadly crossed the rainbow bridge on the 29th of Nov.
Lilly was 14 years old and had quite a few health issues in the past couple of years.
She came to me just after my mum passed away and was like a fluffy angel to help me heal and move forward. While Maremmas are guardian dogs, she was an amazing companion and watched over the little dog, 3 cats and 2 children we had at home, we were her flock, her heard to look after. I could not have asked for a better dog, with such a sweet temperament, she trusted us completely and never ever flinched or growled when anything had to be done at the vets. My heart is just shattered without her, not seeing her and having our cuddles is so very hard.
I have said goodbye to pets before, some take just a bit more of the heart than others, my beautiful girl has taken such a chunk I wonder how much more my heart can handle.
I have had dogs in my life and family a few times, but Lilly was my actual first. Not just one that was someone else's but mine. I will forever miss her. She chose me as much as I chose her. #maremmasheepdog#maremma#guardian#bestfriends#heartbroken#companiondog#foreverinmyheart
My beautiful girl Lilly, sadly crossed the rainbow bridge on the 29th of Nov. She was nicknamed Lilliput by my Mother in Law and where I came up with the name Lilliput Crafts.
My darling girl had the sweetest, calmest nature and temperament. I miss her so very much and my heart hurts so much without her. I was so blessed to have her, she has left a huge hole in my heart. #maremma#companiondog#bestfriend#guardian#heartbroken#blessed
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I do not know what they say or think, everyone does not understand the language of the bad guys. Yes, he never speaks, but we know and listen to everything we know very well. Does not feel like being separated from them, when they are sitting next to us, they never do. And love always comes on them, not anger. They never express their anger but love.
Christmas came early in the form of an AKC Novice Obedience title for my Finny Man. This title, also referred to as the Companion Dog title or CD, means the world to me. Finn is my Novice A dog. Not only my first competition dog but my first dog ever. A rescue dog I brought into my home as full blown adult with behavior problems up the wazoo. Never did I ever think we would ever be able to compete in something as prestigious as AKC obedience.
Thank you for the review @thebalanceddoglife!
Repost: Here’s lil Phoebe enjoying her new Kangapooch 🦘😊🦘 She’s tiny, maybe 5 lbs. She’s such a companion doggie, loving to be near you. For a dog of this size, it makes sense to have your pup in one. It frees up your hands so can walk around getting things done. Perfect for when you’re out too. She walks well on leash but it’s good to have a pouch like this one to use at times. #thebalanceddoglife#tbdl#kangapooch#smalldogsrule#companiondog#itsagoodthing