What started as research on the relationship between dog and owner, turned into one of the country’s first therapy programs more than a decade ago. Today, the Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy Program® at Kent State University serves as a model to bring certified therapy dogs to stressed out college students.
What started at Kent State University a decade ago is catching on at other universities around the country. From Yale to Berkeley, four-legged friends are filling campuses with their stress-reducing abilities.
BarkPost.com highlights eight universities, including Kent State, that use therapy dogs to help students calm down, whether it is checking out a dog the way you would a library book, or just petting one while you are studying for finals.