A dog’s life: How animal therapy is catching on

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A dog’s life: How animal therapy is catching on

Keira
Stephenson
Dave Gould and Emmett
David Gould had owned his retail pharmacy in Parnell for 30 years when one day he got a pneumococcal septicaemic infection that led to amputation of both of his arms and legs. His dog Emmett has been with him for 9 years

Cuddly, lovable, non-judgemental and, mostly, unflappable. That’s what assistance dogs have to offer but first, Keira Stephenson finds, you have to get officialdom on board

Although most people acquire the dogs for their skills, it is the psychosocial benefits and companionship they end up appreciating most THE IDEA , Gail Harbott with her dog Coda who is a graduate of the Puppies in Prison programme, Gail Harbott with her dog Coda who is a graduate of the Puppies in Prison programme