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Therapy and service dogs : friends and healers
A lot of people are familiar with guide dogs for the blind . On a special leash , they lead their owners everywhere . Other dogs help people with mobility problems , and even autism .
These dogs are friendly , they don't bark dogs , cats , horses , birds and even dolphins.
Are used in physical , ocupation and psychological therapy .
Like other volunturs at the Hospital for sick Childreen in Canada , Gus has and ID badge , too. His vest says ''Therapeute Paws of Canada'' and his badge is attached to his collar . Gus is one of the many animals that help childreen and adults .
Any brela of dog is used as a therapy dog It can be a labrador , a cocher , Spaniel e Golden Retriever etc . The dog's personality is very important , too . A therapy dog has to like people , be gentle , outgoing calm , stable , friendly and in good physical health .
Puppies ( baby dogs ) do not make good candites , for therapy dogs because they are still unpredictable and full of energy .
More recently , animals are also used in stressful situations , tolower blood pressure , to help people relax , and to reduce pain . Im fact , the calming effect of animals also help childreen learm to read and as visitors in hospital wards .