Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington   Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
Sirius: a star in the Constellation Canis Major
( the brightest star in the sky )
 
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COLLEGE DOGS©

Sirius Healing
Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy Provider and Trainer
 

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  College Dogs - Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington  

I am Creator/Director of COLLEGE DOGS©, a program bringing certified and registered therapy dog teams to college and university campuses during mid-terms, finals, and crisis response.

In the 2+ years since inception, the COLLEGE DOGS© program has visited more than 5,000 students (and staff) at the University of Washington (residence halls, School of Business, School of Medicine, School of Law); Seattle Pacific University, Northwest University, and South Seattle Community college.

 

 
Sirius Healing College Dogs© in the News: Seattle-Tacoma TV News, Q13 Fox News
Video: "Suicide Prevention" — Monday, June 4, 2012
 

 
From the University of Washington School of Medicine
and the Counseling & Wellness Services

On behalf of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Counseling & Wellness Services, I want to thank you and all of the (COLLEGE DOGS©) teams who came to the School of Medicine last week to provide stress relief to our medical students!

There is a saying in medicine that trying to learn everything there is to learn in medical school is like trying to take a drink of water from a fire hose! Our students must learn vast amounts of detailed information in several subject areas each quarter, this in addition to a host of supplementary required and volunteer activities. The expectations of our students are great, and their expectations of themselves are even greater. As finals approach, I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that their stress levels are often palpable.

The (COLLEGE DOGS©) teams who visited were nothing short of remarkable. Audible gasps of delight, smiling student faces, unmistakable expressions of authentic happiness and visible signs of relaxation began the moment the first dogs arrived and lasted well beyond their departure. Indeed, the entire atmosphere of the 5th floor of the T-Wing changed, and was noted by staff and students alike. Several students, in fact, have commented to me that their ability to study and to focus last weekend without the usual pre-finals elevated levels of stress took them by surprise! It is no exaggeration to say that our students loved all of the dogs, and prized the interactions with the humans accompanying each of the dogs as well. They are already asking for (COLLEGE DOGS©) to return soon!

Thank you so very much for coming to the U.W. School of Medicine. We eagerly look forward to scheduling a return visit soon!

Best Regards,

Joanne Estacio-Deckard, LICSW
Director, Medical Student Counseling & Wellness Services

 

Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
Pickles relaxes with UW Huskies


Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
Pickles and her grandson, Rocket

 

Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
A quiet moment during finals week


Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
A sirius encounter at UW

 

Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
Is anybody in there?

 

Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
Pickles & Rocket enjoy the party


Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington
Pickles & Rocket make the rounds

 

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Sirius Healing Therapy Dog Training Animal Assisted Therapy Dog Trainer Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs AKC American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit Laurie Jim Hardman Seattle Washington


Sirius Healing
Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy Provider and Trainer
12046 12th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125-5014
206-363-3004

 
 
Sirius Healing Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy Provider and Trainer
Do Gato Portuguese Water Dogs — American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit