VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS WELCOMES VANCOUVER ECOVILLAGE THERAPY DOGS ON JANUARY 13 2019
Hosted by: VSEUS Undergraduate Society
Location: Room 2311 in the AMS Student Nest; 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver
WATCH VIDEO - Past research has shown that interacting with an affectionate dog can reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mood. Based on these benefits, many universities have introduced doggy de-stress sessions to their campuses. (Read about the research the impact therapy dogs are making at the University of British Columbia.) These sessions offer a chance to interact with dogs, volunteers, and others in a relaxing setting. Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society realizes just how important this is, and is now bringing the Vancouver ecoVillage dogs to campus to celebrate Doggy Destress!
Monday January 20th
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Vancouver ecoVillage has a rigorous therapy-dog training program, which requires several months of training and testing. The therapy dogs are re-tested annually to ensure they keep displaying temperament that shows confidence, good manners and sociability with other dogs and people. The dogs meet strict health requirements, are well-groomed and gentle at all times. They even do tricks to entertain and amuse. Most of all, these special dogs and their handlers have a therapeutic and calming influence on people in the community who have the pleasure of meeting them. Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society is excited about welcoming these therapy dog teams on campus and can't wait to meet them!
Do you know how to greet a dog correctly?
Imagine if someone greeted you the way many people greet dogs. Rushing up, reaching in, and staring at you. Uncomfortable isn't it? When greeted with enthusiasm, you may notice some dogs back off or bark. This is because they can feel an uncomfortable energy coming from the greeter. Just like how humans can be uncomfortable when our personal space is being intruded by an enthusiastic greeter. How can you do better at interacting with dogs? Learn some basics that will hopefully allow for a more pleasant experience for you both.
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COME MEET OUR THERAPY DOGS - THEY GIVE LOVE!
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