The Power of Comfort Dogs

Playing How Do Canine Comfort Dogs Help Patients?

The Doctors welcome Tim Hetzner, CEO and President of Canine Comfort Dogs to discuss the amazing effect that comforts dogs can have on so many people including veterans, patients in the hospital, students, and other victims.

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"They bring a relaxing calming atmosphere to people. They show unconditional love. They are confidential. They’re non-judgmental,” Tim says of the dogs, which he says undergo over 2000 hours of training before interacting with people.

“They can bring comfort, and relaxation and love to people,” he adds.

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Find out more about the amazing work of Canine Comfort Dogs, here.