KWANTLEN UNIVERSITY WELCOMES VANCOUVER ECOVILLAGE THERAPY DOGS TO CAMPUS!
Classrooms Fir 134 and 142, Kwantlen University, 12666 72 Avenue, Surrey BC
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. (Also 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. Kwantlen Polytechnic University realizes just how important this is, and is now bringing the Vancouver ecoVillage dogs to campus to celebrate KPU DAY!
FRIDAY MARCH 3rd
10:30 am - 12:30 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. Kwantlen Polytechnic University is excited about welcoming these therapy dog teams on campus and can't wait to meet them!