Therapy dogs are trained to provide emotional support and assistance to people in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and disaster response situations. They must be well-behaved, friendly, and calm around people, and able to follow commands reliably.
They also need to be comfortable in a wide range of environments and able to remain focused and attentive to their handler’s needs. Well here’s a video about one such therapy dog, Baxter, who is near the end of his own life but still doing exactly what he was trained to do nearly two decades ago. Read the full story here ▶