— A high school in Waukesha (WAW'-kih-shaw) County is
hosting visits from therapy dogs to help students cope
with the stress of finals week.
of freshmen and sophomore students at Arrowhead High
School in Hartland spent time with nine certified therapy
dogs during a study hall. The dogs were so popular among
students with test anxiety that the school decided to
bring them back for finals week in the spring to visit
with juniors and seniors.
student tells WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1Btv510
) the therapy dogs help him do better on tests because
contact with the animals allows him to shift his focus.
were isolated from students with pet allergies and were
provided at no cost by volunteers.