Oral Presentation The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ): 27th Annual Conference 2018

Dogs Helping People: In families, hospitals, colleges, and at work. (#1)

Sandra Barker 1
  1. Virginia Commonwealth University, Doswell, Virginia, United States

This public lecture will focus on how pet dogs and therapy dogs help people in a variety of settings. The special place dogs have in our families will be discussed along with how bringing dogs to work can help employees and businesses. A model hospital therapy dog program will be described, including how therapy dog visits help patients and staff and how therapy dogs help college students during stressful times.