Saskatchewan

Dog therapy helps students de-stress at University of Regina

A therapy dog program at the University of Regina is preparing to ramp up services for the upcoming exam season.

Therapy dog program preparing to increase service during final exams

De-stressing with dogs at the University of Regina

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When exam season gets underway, the dogs come to play with students at the University of Regina.

A therapy dog program at the University of Regina is preparing to ramp up services for the upcoming exam season. 

Right now the dogs — organized through St. John Ambulance — come to campus every Tuesday to help students de-stress with some puppy love. 

University students stop in to pet Kenzie the golden retriever as part of a weekly dog therapy program organized by St. John Ambulance. (Micki Cowan/CBC)

The program is funded by the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors. The association said they'll be increasing the number of weekly sessions during the exam season.

First-year music student Olivia Reid said she's a regular visitor of the dogs. 

"I feel refreshed and I just feel like I'm ready to take on the day and the week ahead, and I always look forward to it," she said. 

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