Therapeutic Dogs Relax US Congressmen
In the United States, dog therapists relax. Visiting four-legged friends of people from the US Congress has become a tradition and takes place for the third year in a row. Pet Partners and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council bring animals to Capitol Hill. The last time dogs-therapists arrived on the day of the beginning of the next impeachment procedure of Donald Trump.
“Our goal is to improve human health and well-being at the expense of animals. After all, not everyone can have their own pet. Therefore, brought therapeutic animals can be useful, ”Mary Margaret Callahan, Head of Pet Partners Mission, comments on the situation.
During the visit, the dogs visited the Hart Senate Office Building and the Rayburn House Office Building. The politicians who were there were able to communicate with the animals, stroke them, and talk with them. The event organizers hope that next time they will be allowed to bring “therapeutic ponies” to the congress in addition to the dogs.
But then a meeting with the animals will have to be organized already on the street. It is worth noting here that not every dog and not every pony can be involved in such therapy. Animals must undergo training and special certification. Also, a trained trainer should be next to them.