UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA WELCOMES VANCOUVER ECOVILLAGE THERAPY DOGS TO CAMPUS!
At Orchard Commons Residence, 6363 Agronomy St. Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Past research has shown that interacting with an affectionate dog can reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mood. These sessions offer students a chance to interact with dogs, volunteers and other students in a relaxing setting. (Read about the research the impact therapy dogs are making at the University of British Columbia - UBC). The UBC Orchard Commons has invited Vancouver ecoVillage to offer therapy dog visits to students.
Watch this VIDEO of UBC students at Orchard Commons:
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.