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Canine Assisted

I sometimes work alongside my miniature Dachshund dog Walter who helps to reduce stress and anxiety.


Walter and I volunteer in a 'Therapet' role through Canine Concern Scotland. Walter also accompanies me in my other third sector role working with young people. He is a lovely soul and charms everybody he meets with his gentle and calm nature.


Animals can provide unconditional affection and comfort and Canine Assisted Therapy is a way to express feelings using the pre-existing human-animal bond, easing loneliness, and encouraging exercise and playfulness. 

Canine-assisted Therapy (CAT) has been proven to help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. When you interact with animals, your body releases calming endorphins and bonding hormones. This improves your social, emotional, or cognitive functioning, and is effective for individuals, groups, and people with learning challenges. CAT can add real joy and unconditional love to your life.

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