DOGGY

DE-STRESS

YORK HOUSE SCHOOL

9 MAY 2018

Our Therapy Dogs are ready to help de-stress YORK HOUSE SCHOOL students with lots of warm furry hugs and kisses. The students are seeking a caring and supportive environment during their exam period to alleviate stress. Recent studies have proven that animal-assisted therapy helps decrease blood pressure, cortisol and reduce overall anxiety. These sessions offer a chance to interact with dogs, volunteers and others in a relaxing setting. York House School realizes just how important this is, and is now bringing the Vancouver ecoVillage dogs to campus to celebrate DOGGY DESTRESS DAY!

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WATCH How Therapy Dogs Give Love

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. 

COME MEET OUR THERAPY DOGS - THEY GIVE LOVE!

 

Photos by Tania Ryan & Luba Popovic  - Click to ENLARGE  

Luba Popovic

Luba Popovic

Our Therapy Dog Team

Our Therapy Dog Team

Meatball - French Bulldog

Meatball - French Bulldog

Jerry - Standard Poodle

Jerry - Standard Poodle

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Daisy - Dandimont Terrier

Daisy - Dandimont Terrier

Lucia - KC Cavalier Spaniel

Lucia - KC Cavalier Spaniel

Lucia - KC Cavalier Spaniel

Lucia - KC Cavalier Spaniel

Jingles - Black Labrador Retriever

Jingles - Black Labrador Retriever

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Nan - Golden Retriever

Nan - Golden Retriever

Daisy & Lucy - Dandimonts

Daisy & Lucy - Dandimonts

Ginny - Maltese

Ginny - Maltese

Lucia - KC Cavalier Spaniel

Lucia - KC Cavalier Spaniel

Mazel - German Shepherd

Mazel - German Shepherd

Ginny/Henry -Maltese/Havanese

Ginny/Henry -Maltese/Havanese

Cassie - Labrador Retriever

Cassie - Labrador Retriever

Henry & Charlie - Havanese

Henry & Charlie - Havanese

Lucy - Dandimont Terrier

Lucy - Dandimont Terrier

Daisy - Dandimont Terrier

Daisy - Dandimont Terrier

Meatball - French Bulldog

Meatball - French Bulldog

Spock - Boston Terrier

Spock - Boston Terrier

Mazel - German Shepherd

Mazel - German Shepherd

Jerry - Standard Poodle

Jerry - Standard Poodle

Jingles - Black Labrador Retriever

Jingles - Black Labrador Retriever

Britney - American Cocker Spaniel

Britney - American Cocker Spaniel

Britney - American Cocker

Britney - American Cocker

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel

Nan - Golden Retriever

Nan - Golden Retriever

Cassie - Labrador Retriever

Cassie - Labrador Retriever

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Our Therapy Dog Team

Our Therapy Dog Team

Lucy - Dandimont Terrier

Lucy - Dandimont Terrier

Britney - American Cocker

Britney - American Cocker

Nan - Golden Retriever

Nan - Golden Retriever

Henry - Havanese

Henry - Havanese

American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel

Henry & Charlie - Havanese

Henry & Charlie - Havanese

Mazel - German Shepherd

Mazel - German Shepherd

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Tessa - English Cocker Spaniel

Daisy - Dandimont Terrier

Daisy - Dandimont Terrier