The majority of the hospitals that we work in are those that treat patients with mental health disorders. Allowing us to provide the Nurture Dogs Sessions.

Benefits of using Nurture Dogs in Hospitals:

  • Interaction with other group members
  • Development of social skills
  • Interaction with the dogs without boundaries
  • The dogs presence reduces anxiety
  • Improvement in self esteem
  • Calming influence on the clients
  • A dogs presence can provide a voice for certain client’s this in turn promotes social interaction with staff
  • Tactile experiences of smell/stroking/patting and grooming
  • Giving the opportunity to make choices and decisions