How Animals Help Our Society
Dogs Who Visit Hospitals
There was an investigation going on about how dogs impact children who are sick. They tested the child's anxiety, and how he or she coped with having the sickness. The results were surprisingly positive, the children seemed to be much more calm while having a dog to help them go through their sickness. For example, usually he or she would start to get nervous and their heart beat would rise, but the dogs seemed to make them much more calm, this makes it easier for doctors to give them the treatments that the child needs. The amount of times dogs go to hospitals depends on the owner of the dog, the owner can take their dog anywhere from every day of the week to once a month.
Requirements for them to visit?
- They need to have a high level of patience and temperament
- Be open to other animals
- Needs to be comfortable with strangers
Animals Helping in the Beginning
Animals started helping all the way back to the middle ages when they started to use animals to help hunt. Then they started to use blood hounds to find where outlaws were. This led to many other people using animals for similar purposes. In the 1920s there was a woman named Dorothy Eustis who started training german shepherds for the blind and the people in her community scoffed at the idea of it.
Animals In the Police Department