Therapy Dogs Work Miracles. But Do They Like Their Jobs?

Therapy Dogs Work Miracles. But Do They Like Their Jobs? (National Geographic News)

A new study examining the stress levels of working canines provides some reassuring results.

Research confirms that the benefits of pet therapy are real—but what do dogs think about helping humans? Science has considered this question too, and the results are reassuring. (Read why pets are so good for us.)
A recent study in Applied Animal Behaviour Science reports that therapy dogs in pediatric cancer wards are not stressed by their “work,” and in fact seem to enjoy it in most cases.

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