Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction launched for the first time in the UK

Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction launched for the first time in the UK Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction is being offered in the first scheme of its kind in the UK.

Prison staff have recruited Jingles, a four-month-old black Labrador, who will undergo intensive training to become an “assistance dog” for the inmates.

The dogs have been found to promote positive changes in behaviour, reduce stress and reliance on medication and boost the development of social skills, self-esteem and self-confidence. The Telegraph

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