The University of North Texas is offering sensitive students weekly healing sessions with counselling dogs. An advert invites them to join ‘Rockstar the therapy dog’ for a de-stressing session every Thursday through the term. Alternatively, or as well, there is a ‘Dog Breath’ workshop on Tuesdays where participants can ‘hug and be hugged’ by a poodle named Buddy.
At another Tuesday session, students can watch clips from The Office TV show and cuddle dogs Dakota and Willow, while ‘learning to form healthy relationships and increase coping skills’.
The mind boggles. We hope Rockstar, Buddy and the other dogs consulted lawyers before signing their consent forms.