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May 7, 2014 6:31 PM by Ashlea Bullington

UL Students get a Therapy Session During Dead Days

It's finals week at UL. Students are doing all they can to ace those big exams. Dupre Library is full of diligent students trying to retain every bit of information possible. That's why the university brought in certified therapy dogs for a bit of stress relief.

A therapy dog is trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices and disaster areas. Today, man's best friend brought students extra smiles and relaxation, as well as a break from the books.

Therapy dogs go through obedience training before they can be certified. Trainer Andrea Mitchell told us that there is always a need for more volunteers. For more information on therapy dogs and how to get certified (click here).

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