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Pets are helping us cope during the pandemic—but that may be stressing them out

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

National Geographic National Geographic quotes clinical associate professor Emily McCobb and assistant professor Megan Mueller on the relationship between people and pets during the pandemic. Read full story here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2021/02/pets-are-helping-us-cope-during-the-pandemic/

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The Cure for the Common Desk Luncht

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

At Cummings School, a registered therapy dog is giving the campus community a reason to gather for some weekly group exercise When Irish wolfhound Einstein passed the 22-part skills and aptitude test to become a… Read More

Intellectual and Emotional Benefits of Dogs

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

This radio interview with Dr. Deborah Linder, associate director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, focuses on the benefits of animal-assisted intervention on the humans they interact with. The conversation highlights recent research from the Institute on how reading to therapy dogs impacted literacy skills and reading attitudes in second-grade students.