A special visitor stopped by Building Blocks Pediatrics yesterday and brought smiles to clients and staff alike. Troy, a trained therapy dog and his trainer, Kimberly from Animals Deserve Better, Paws for Life held an in-service for our therapists giving wonderful insight into the world of therapy animals!
The use of therapy dogs to help people improve communication skills has been an established practice for many years. The dogs are specially trained to have a calming and therapeutic effect on the humans they visit.
As Troy walked the halls of BBP, he was greeted with an enthusiastic response from everyone he met. The Great Dane is a veteran therapy dog with six years of experience.