Dalhousie University to Open Puppy Room to De-stress College Students

Recently, I had posted the blog post titled “Stress and How Students can Cope with it” and in that, one of the ways to cope with stress, I had suggested, was to stroke a pet. Now, one of the oldest universities in Canada, Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  will soon provide a “puppy room”, where students preparing for examinations can take a break and de-stress themselves by playing with a dog (The Times of India, New Delhi, Monday, December 3, 2012).  A co-educational  university,  Dalhousie has 18000 students on its rolls and conducts more than 3700 courses and 190 degree programs.  Should other universities and colleges also follow suit, or…? What do you say?

Courtesy: creamcracker.wordpress.com

Courtesy: creamcracker.wordpress.com

Signing off…


6 thoughts on “Dalhousie University to Open Puppy Room to De-stress College Students

    • Well Shipra, A dog is a wonderful companion, shares unconditional love and joy, which help one relax and de-stress especially after a hard day. This I write out of my own experience. We had a dog for many years, a Dachshund by the name ‘Ginger’. Ginger was like a family member and the joy and happiness we shared can’t be described in words. Besides, research studies have also indicated that pets can lower your blood pressure, reduce the risk of having a heart attack, and even help improve social skills in children with Autism.

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