#1 – Therapy Dogs Help People Overcome Speech Disorders
Individuals suffering from Dysarthria, a condition in which the muscles used for speech are weak or difficult to control, can get much benefit from therapy pets. These well-trained dogs can actually help Dysarthria patients gain back the coordination of muscles along with their speech by promoting the increase of the patients’ attention span and improving their muscle coordination.
#2 – Therapy Dogs Help in Anxiety Relief
Therapy dogs can immensely help patients suffering from anxiety or any type of behavioral disorders. Amazingly, diseases like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Opposite Defiant Disorder (ODD) can be partially treated with the help of animal-assisted therapy.
According to studies, touching dogs has a real healing power, as hormones like dopamine and beta-endorphin are released while we touch a pooch. This eventually aids in the relief of all kinds of anxiety or stress.