Dr. Binfet: Anxious about Returning to Campus? Therapy Dogs Can Help

Interested in learning more about how therapy dogs can support student wellbeing? Keen to know more about how physical contact with a dog reduces student stress?

Dr. Binfet’s latest article, Anxious about Returning to Campus? Therapy dogs can help, features research conducted by John-Tyler Binfet, Freya Green, and Zakary Draper. Their research, which was recently published in Anthrozoos, sought to explore how important physical contact is for improving undergraduate students’ wellbeing.

“Even being in proximity to therapy dogs positively influences well-being, however, interactions through direct touch maximize these benefits…” Read more